Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at St. Matthew Center for Health

St. Matthew Center for Health

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St. Matthew Center for Health is a 101 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

St. Matthew Center for Health
1601 North Western Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Website: http://stmatthewcenter.org/

Data from the state nursing home shows that the patients admitted into the St. Matthew Center for Health are taken in for independent care and supervision due to the following health related situations:

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

Concerning Findings Regarding Patient Care at St. Matthew Center for Health

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, verbal and physical abuse at St. Matthew Center for Health 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 dispose of expired medication: “During observation of 1st Floor Medication Room for Sunshine and Friendship Units with E7 (Staff Nurse) on 6/30/11 at 11:15 AM, the following was found: Novolin Regular – 1 vial opened 5/8/11, expiration date of 6/4/11. During observation of 2nd floor Medication Room for Pathways and Love Pod Units with E6 (Staff Nurse) on 6/30/11 at 3:45 PM, the following were found: Lantus Insulin – 2 vials – opened 5/11/11, expiration date of 6/8 /11 and 5/25/11, expiration date 6/19/11. Humalog Insulin – 1 vial – opened 5/25/11, expiration date 6/19/11. According to E6 (staff nurse) on 6/30/11 at 5:00 PM, opened insulin vials are good for 25 days and should be discarded after that.”
  • Failure to thoroughly investigate allegations of abuse: “The facility’s Incident Investigation Report for R26 documents that on December 30, 2011, R26 stated that she was raped last night. The facility provided a copy of their investigation into the allegation which did not include interviews with other residents in the facility. On 5/23/12 at 10:05 am, E3 (Assistant Director of Nursing) stated that she conducted the investigation. E3 was asked if inquiries were made with other residents, E3 stated that no other residents were interviewed. The facility’s Incident Investigation Report for R29 documents that on February 8, 2012, R29 documented, that on February 7, 2012 the “nurse was rough with me and dropped me three times.” The facility provided a copy of their investigation into the allegation which did not contain any staff interviews. On 5/23/12 at 10:37, E2 stated that she conducted the investigation into the allegation. The facility’s nurse staffing report documents that on February 7, 2012, E7 (Registered Nurse), E16 and E17 (Certified Nursing Assistants) worked on the unit in which R29 resides. E2 stated that these were the staff who worked with R29 on February 7, 2012. When asked whether E16 or E17 provided care to R29, E2 stated they both would have worked with her. E2 was asked if interviews were conducted with E7, E16 and E17. E2 stated that the staff that worked on February 8, 2012 (the day after) were interviewed, but E7, E16 and E17 (the staff that worked on the date of the alleged incident) were not. On 5/24/12 at 9:30am E2 stated that she remembered they interviewed E7. The facility however, did not present interviews with the E16 or E17.”
  • Failure to monitor residents at risk of falls: “On 5/23/12, at 10:23am sitting in the Pod dining room going thru R17’s medical records, a loud noise was heard and a call for help. E4 (RN-Registered Nurse), E7 (RN), E10 (RN), E8 (unit secretary), were noted at the Pathway Nurse’s station and E9 housekeeper was standing between the door of room [ROOM NUMBER]. None of these staff moved to check on what happened. At approximately 10:24am the call for help became constant and none of the facility staff moved to check what was going on. The surveyor got up and asked the staff to stop what they are doing and go from room to room to check on residents. At 10:25am by room [ROOM NUMBER], R3 was found on the floor trying to crawl out of his room on both knees and continued to call for help stating, “I fell.” R3’s call light was noted on the side table. During nurse assessments between 10:25am and 10:40am, R3 expressed severe pain to his back and tail bone and was unable to walk or get off the floor. R3 stated he was trying to use the bathroom, and needed good food. R3 was transferred to a local community hospital for further assessment and care.”

Park Ridge, IL Nursing Home Attorneys

The Park Ridge, IL 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
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Repeated Falls
  • Patient Wandering
  • Wrongful Death

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If your loved one has been abused or neglected during an admission to St. Matthew Center for Health, or a different skilled nursing facility in Cook County Illinois, you should contact an attorney to determine your legal rights. 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 nursing home neglect 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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