Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Selfhelp Home of Chicago
Selfhelp Home of Chicago is a 30 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:
Selfhelp Home of Chicago
908 West Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640
The state nursing home data of Illinois, show that the patients at Selfhelp Home of Chicago are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:
- Blood Disorders
- Circulatory System
- Digestive System
- Respiratory System
- Genitourinary System Disorders
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Nervous System
Concerning Discoveries Regarding Patient Care at Selfhelp Home of Chicago
According to data from nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care at Selfhelp Home of Chicago which can be construed as nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys reviewed data compiled by ProPublica and found the following conditions that can be construed as nursing home negligence:
- Failure to properly care for residents needing special services: “On July 6, 2011 at 10:45am, R10 was observed sitting in the dining room. The resident was short of breath. An oxygen tank was observed in the area, but the resident was not receiving any oxygen at the time of the observation. R10 stated, “I am not feeling good. I have been having diarrhea for a long time.” Staff was asked to take a pulse oximeter. The pulse oximeter reading for R10 was 82 %. Her pulse was 66. Staff administered oxygen, at 11am pulse oximeter reading was 90%. At 11:15am the reading was 95%. R10 stated, “I feel better now.” During interview with E5 (Rn charge nurse) and E6 (Rn Medication Nurse) both confirmed that R10 should have been receiving oxygen, during the initial observation.”
- Failure to store food at the proper temperature: “Based on observation and interview, the facility failed to ensure cold food was stored and served at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Based on observation during the initial tour of the kitchen while accompanied by E3 (Food Service Director), on July 5, 2011, at 9:20 am, the thermometer recorded 45 degrees Fahrenheit for refrigerator labeled, “Fridge #3″ which, according to E3, stores milk products. During lunch observation, while accompanied by E4 (Dietary Staff), at 12:40 pm on the 8th floor dining area, food temperatures were recorded for the following food items: Milk, 53 degrees Fahrenheit, Yogurt, 61 degrees Fahrenheit, Salad, 62.9 degrees Fahrenheit, Pastry, 62 degrees Fahrenheit, Cottage cheese, 50 degrees Fahrenheit, Pineapple, 50.2 degrees Fahrenheit and Honeydew melon, 50.2 Fahrenheit. These temperatures posed potential growth of food borne bacteria.”
- Failure to establish an infection control procedure that prevents cross contamination during resident care: “On July 5, 2011 at 11:30am, E6 (nurse) was observed providing [DEVICE] site care for R8 with gloves. E6 took off the gloves and went out of the patient’s room to get supplies from the medication room and put them in her pocket. E6 did not wash her hands after removing the gloves. E6 came back to the room put on a second pair of gloves and continued with the care of the [DEVICE] site of R8. E6 reached into her pocket and retrieved the 4 X 4 gauze using her gloved hands. E6 did not change gloves or wash her hands after retrieving the 4 X 4 gauze. The facility’s Infection Control policy under “Preventing the Spread of Infection” states that staff is required to wash their hands after each direct resident contact.”
Qualified Nursing Home Attorneys in Chicago, IL
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is home to some of the finest nursing home attorneys who have successfully handled cases of negligence on the part of nursing facility staffs for families in Illinois. Our experienced attorneys have handled lawsuits covering the following situations:
- Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
- Dropped Patients
- Medication Errors
- Physical Abuse
- Repeated Falls
- Inadequate Patient Support
- Patient Wandering
- Poor Diet Monitoring Procedures
- Wrongful Death
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