Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Warren Park Health & Living Center

Warren Park Health & Living Center

Warren Park Health & Living Center

Warren Park Health & Living Center is a 51 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Warren Park Health & Living Center
6700 North Damen
Website: http://warrenparkrehab.com/home/

It is a 51 bed nursing facility that provides its services to the frail 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:

  • Blood Disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Digestive System
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Mental Illness
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Neoplasms

Shocking Discoveries Regarding Patient Care at Warren Park Health & Living 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 Warren Park Health & Living Center which can be construed as nursing home negligence. These situations were:

  • Failure to provide adequate supervision for residents with suicidal ideations:  “On 7/4/10 at around 8:15-8:30pm, E7 (nurse) asked E6 (Certified Nursing Assistant) to look for R1 since she was not in her room, and E7 wanted to give her medications. E6 searched the rooms and bathrooms and had the front desk page the resident. E6 then noticed the tub room door closed and heard the water running. E6 entered the tub room and found R1 in the bathtub, naked, with her eyes open and her head under the faucet. Nursing notes state that a “Code Blue” was called 7/4/10 at 8:31pm. When the nurse entered the tub room, CNA’s (Certified Nursing Assistants) had the resident on the floor and were performing CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). E7 called 911 and the paramedics arrived around 8:40pm. The resident expired at the hospital at 9:14pm. Social Service notes for these three incidents dated 6/1, 6/10, and 6/17/10 all state the Social Service staff “will monitor resident upon return to the facility”. No specifics of what the monitoring will consist of were given. Mood and Behavior notes for 5/28/10, 6/10 and 6/16 when the resident expressed thoughts of suicide show the same interventions tried: “Provide 1:1 support of staff, Encourage to verbalize any thoughts, feelings, concerns, Medicate as ordered per nurse”. After each of these three episodes, no new reassessments were found, and the care plan was not updated with new interventions to be tried to address this increase in frequency of suicidal intentions and threats.”
  • Failure to provide adequate supervision for aggressive residents: “On 12/13/10 at 11:55 a.m. in the lower level Dining Room, Surveyor heard yells and screams coming from the end of the hallway. Surveyor observed 3 chairs being thrown in the air with a large number of staff surrounding R2 and R6. R6 was attempting to hit R2 with the chairs. R2 picked up a chair and placed it in front of him to prevent R6 from striking him. Staff after 5 minutes broke up the fight. R6 and R2 were separated. According to E 3 (Social Service Designee) stated that R6 accused R2 of attempting to speak with his girlfriend. Interview with R2 stated he never said a word to R6. R6 was sent out to the hospital for evaluation. No injuries to residents or other employees. In review of R2’s medical record, diagnosis includes Bi Polar and Schizoaffective Disorder. The Initial Psychiatric Evaluation dated 10/16/10 reflects, that R6 came from another facility which reflects that R6 had a irritable, agitated, aggressive and out of control. “R6 had attacked another resident.” Interview with E1 (Administrator) on 12/13/10 at 2:00 p.m. stated that she was not aware of R6’s history of violence, that R6 “slipped through the cracks.”
  • Failure to follow a physician’s order: “Review of R13’s Oct. 2010 MAR ( Medication Assessment Record ) indicate that the 9 PM dose on 10/24 /10 to 10 /27/10 were blank and had no indication if they were given or omitted. This was confirmed with E6 (Nurse). On 10/29/10 R13 has another new order to decrease [MEDICATION NAME] to 3mg at bedtime. Review of MAR indicates that on 10/29/10 that this date was blank and no initial. On 11/12/10 R13 has a new order to increase [MEDICATION NAME] 5 mg at bedtime. Per MAR on 11/12/10 and 11/13/10, R13 received 4mg tabs and 5mg of [MEDICATION NAME] tabs. On 11/06/10 the medication was not initialed and no reason given why the medication was omitted.”
  • Failure to ensure the nursing home is free from accident hazards: “Based on record review, policy review, interview and observation, the facility failed: -to prevent accidents by leaving a tub room unlocked and unattended so that any resident had access to this area at any time without supervision, -failed to have a policies and procedures on the use of the tub room and supervision of residents while using the tub for bathing, -failed to reassess, intervene and have a monitoring system in place (upon return to the facility) for 1 resident (R1) who expressed suicidal ideations three times and was hospitalized twice prior to 7/4/10 because of them. These failures resulted in an Immediate Jeopardy. E1 (Facility Administrator), E2 (Director of Nurses), E3 (Owner) were informed of the Immediate Jeopardy on 7/8/10 at 11:50am but it was determined to start on 7/4/10 at 8:30pm when R1 was found unresponsive in the bath tub. R1 was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:14pm.”

Experienced Nursing Home Attorneys in 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:

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

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Knowledge is power and knowing the legal actions to take against nursing home negligence is sure to empower you and the loved one involved, receive the justice he or she rightly deserve. Call (888) 424-5757our experienced nursing home lawyers today for a free consultation to discuss your grievances.

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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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