Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1010 West 95th Street
Chicago, IL 60643
Website: http://www.southpointnursing.com/

It is a 228 bed nursing facility that provides its services to the frail, older citizens and recuperating citizens of Illinois. Records from the state nursing home statistics show that most patients admitted to the care center are admitted for the following health conditions:

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Blood Disorders
  • Developmental Disability
  • Digestive System
  • Nervous System
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Neoplasms
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Other Medical Conditions

Concerning Discoveries Regarding Patient Care at Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The nursing home attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, reviewed records from the survey conducted by ProPublica—a private health inspection firm—and discovered series of patient neglect and abuse during their stay at the Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center which can be construed as nursing home negligence. These situations were:

  • Failure to follow physician orders:  “Record review of R2, [AGE] year old black female with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Nurse states in her notes that Z2 (doctor) was notified on 8/31/10 and that Z2 ordered to apply [MEDICATION NAME] ointment to right hip three times a day for 7 days. Record review of R2’s Skin treatment sheet denotes from August 31-2010 to September 7 2010 doctors’ orders for [MEDICATION NAME] was not transcribed to treatment sheet. As a result of this failure, the treatment was never done.”
  • Failure to provide necessary care for pressure sores: “R3 is a [AGE] year old readmitted to the facility on [DATE] with medical diagnosis which includes UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), Multiple Pressure Sores, [MEDICAL CONDITIONS], and weakness. On 10-12-10 at 4:00pm, R3 showed change in condition as evidence by mental change and shortness of breath, left foot/toes cold to the touch, blood pressure 89/60. The facility contacted EMS (Emergency Medical Services). At 4:04pm, EMS arrived. At 4:15pm, R3 left the facility enroute to the local hospital for evaluation. At 11:20pm, the local hospital contacted the facility that R3 will be admitted with initial [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Review of the emergency room Report dated Room nursing dated 10-12-10 at 4:45pm indicates that “multiple decubitus ulcers,” “very unkempt, ““strong necrotic odor from patient wounds.” The Medical Decision portion of the emergency room record indicates “severe dehydration, infected decubitus ulcers, and urinary tract infection.”
  • Failure to maintain the rate of medication error below 5%: “On 1/19/12 at 10:25 AM with E16 (nurse) was observed to preparing medications for R30. E16 was observed to draw up 52 units of [MEDICATION NAME] and administer the insulin subcutaneously into R30’s right arm. E16 stated on 1/19/12 at 11:00 AM, that she always gives the [MEDICATION NAME] dose after R30 has finished his breakfast. Z5 (physician) on 2/2/12 at 10:40 AM, Z2 stated that the facility nurses did not obtain his permission to change the time that R30 was to receive his am [MEDICATION NAME] dose.”
  • Failure to keep residents safe from serious medication errors: “During the medication pass on 1/19/12 at 8:00 AM with E8 (nurse), it was observed that E8 omitted giving R3 her 8:00 AM dose of [MEDICATION NAME] 750 mg intravenously. E8 stated at this time that she had receive a telephone call from the laboratory indicating that the tech would be a few minutes late. E8 further stated that the laboratory technician is frequently late drawing R3’s trough levels. E8 also stated that this problem with the laboratory had not been reported to the director of nursing. It was observed that the laboratory technician did not obtain R3’s blood for the [MEDICATION NAME] trough level until 11:30 AM. Z3 (pharmacist) stated at 12:30 PM on 1/19/12, that the pharmacy did receive the [MEDICATION NAME] trough levels later than they should have. Z3 further stated that to treat [MEDICAL CONDITION], the pharmacy would like the levels to remain between 15 and 16. Z3 stated that R3’s levels were at 11.7. Z3 also stated that the pharmacy would have to assume that R3’s [MEDICATION NAME] trough levels were high at 7:30 AM to set the new [MEDICATION NAME] drug dosage for R3’s 8:00 PM dose.”
  • Failure to ensure residents with limited range of motion receive proper treatment: “R10 was observed on 1/18/12 at 10:00 AM sitting in a wheelchair in the activities room. R10 was further observed to have contracted fingers on the right hand. R10 was noted not to be wearing a hand splint or hand roll. R10’s plan of care documents that R10 should be wearing a hand cone to decrease the loss of further range of motion.  R34 was observed sitting in a wheelchair in activities room on 1/18/12 at 10:00 AM. R34 was noted to have contracted fingers on both hands; R34 was not wearing any splints, cones, or hand rolls. E14 (restorative nurse) stated on 1/20/12 at 12:00 PM, that it is the responsibility of the direct care staff to ensure that residents are wearing splints, cones, braces. E14 further stated that if a resident is enrolled in the grooming program, then the restorative staff ensures that resident wears their supportive devices.”

Experienced Nursing Home Attorneys Chicago, IL

The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent families and individuals who have suffered an episode of abuse or neglect during an admission to a facility. Many of our nursing home lawsuits involve the following situations:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
  • Repeated Falls
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Wrongful Death

Concerned about a loved one? Seek Counsel Today

If your loved one has been abused or neglected during an admission to Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, or any  skilled nursing facility in Illinois, you should contact an attorney to determine your legal rights or that of the affected individual. Our nursing home lawyers have experience getting superior results for all types of cases. Put our team to work for your family and get the results that you deserve. All of our initial consultations are free and we never charge a fee without a recovery for you. Talk to an experienced attorney today (888) 424-5757

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Disclaimer: The above inspection findings are take from public sources including the State Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility at least every fifteen months. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers cannot confirm that the content on this site is the most recent information related to the facilities mentions.

The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information here: dph.illinois.gov or medicare.gov.

The deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility noted or by any governmental agency. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers does not have any affiliation with the facility.

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