The latest report of Illinois nursing homes that have violated basic resident health, care, and safety laws was recently released by state officials. The Carle Lane Terrace, a Sauk Village nursing home in the Chicago area, recently received several Type “A” Violations from the Illinois Department of Public Health and fined $25,000. The violations resulted from the facility’s Illinois nursing home negligence and failure to provide proper nursing care to a vulnerable resident.
Investigations into conduct at the facility revealed poor care of a 54 year old male resident who was diagnosed with Mild Mental Retardation, type II Diabetes Mellitus, and Sleep Apnea. The resident has very specific medication requirement to ensure his proper health and well-being.
On one occasion late last year emergency medical personnel were called to the nursing home to help deal with a diabetes problem with the resident. The man was on the facility floor and unresponsive. His bowels had been emptied. He was later transferred to an Intensive Care Unit.
It was later discovered that the nursing staff was made aware of a low blood-sugar reading in the resident before the incident, but the nursing home staff members did not take any adequate steps to remedy the problem. Later reports discovered that staff members did not always have access to sugar or other necessary requirements to ensure the proper health and well-being of the residents. The man’s very serious medical problem could should have been prevented if more reasonable steps had been taken.
Our Chicago nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti have experience fighting for victims of negligent nursing home care like that exhibited here. It is imperative that these facilities very closely abide by all healthcare plans to ensure that particularly vulnerable residents get the care that they need. Be sure to contact an Illinois personal injury attorney if you know of violations like the one here.
This information was culled from the Illinois Department of Health which produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators.
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