Articles Posted in Renaissance Nursing Homes Abuse and Neglect

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Studies show that larger hospitals and for profit nursing homes are more likely to use feeding tubes in patients with advanced dementia. This contradicts with the evidence that feeding tubes does not prolong life nor do they help with bed sores and other problems. Research shows that most people and family members of people with dementia would rather die than receive a feeding tube. However, according to research, one-third of nursing home residents with advanced dementia have feeding tubes. Two-thirds of these tubes were inserted during an acute-care hospitalization. On average, feeding tubes were placed in 7.9 per 100 patients. Nursing homes have added incentives to send patients to hospitals because someone else will pay for their developing problems. These problems include bed sores and low caloric intake. Families and patients should consider all the options before allowing a feeding tube.

The Chicago nursing home lawyers of Levin & Perconti have seen the problems that feeding tubes can create. In January of this year, Steven Levin and Margaret Battersby filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit against the Renaissance at 87th. This nursing home had failed to properly care for a woman’s gastic feeding tubes. Complications were so severe that the woman died one day after being transferred to the hospital. Attorney Levin noted that this was once again an example of a nursing home putting profits before patient care. If you or a loved one has had difficulties with a nursing home and feeding tubes, please consult a Chicago lawyer. To read more about the feeding tube study, please click the link.

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The new Medicare Nursing Home Compare Website can be used by Illinois residents to pick a nursing home that they feel comfortable and secure placing their loved one in. Several Illinois nursing homes have received poor ratings on the new Medicare sponsored website. Levin & Perconti attorneys specializing in nursing home abuse and elder neglect cases have brought several nursing home lawsuits against the homes which received poor rankings. Levin & Perconti have filed lawsuits for elder neglect, elder abuse, resident injuries some resulting in surgery and even death against the following nursing homes:

Brentwood Sub-Acute Healthcare Center

Alden Alma Nelson Manor

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Last October, Levin & Perconti settled a nursing home abuse and neglect case for $3 million, a record verdict for nursing home cases in Illinois. A 65 year old woman was the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect at Renaissance Hillside in Hillside, IL. The woman developed 4 large pressure sore affecting her back, foot, heel and ankle when the employees of the home failed to monitor, assess and treat her bed sores. Bed sores like these develop when blood supply to the skin is cut off for long periods by pressure and movement.

The woman was admitted to the home for rehabilitation after a stroke. She trusted the home to provide the things she could not give herself after the stroke: nutrition, hydration and movement needed to prevent the development of pressure sores. The chronic understaffing and lack of care subsequently led to the development of pressure sores on parts of her body unaffected by the stroke she suffered and the reason for admittance to the home.

In depositions, the employees of the home admitted they were understaffed and unable to properly turn and reposition the woman to prevent the development of sores. Further, nurses at the home admitted to administering medicine to the woman that was not prescribed by a doctor.

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Levin & Perconti settled a nursing home abuse and neglect case for $3 million this month. A 65 year old woman was the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect at Renaissance Hillside in Hillside, IL. The woman developed 4 large pressure sore affecting her back, foot, heel and ankle when the employees of the home failed to monitor, assess and treat her bed sores. Bed sores like these develop when blood supply to the skin is cut off for long periods by pressure and movement.

The woman was admitted to the home for rehabilitation after a stroke. She trusted the home to provide the things she could not give herself after the stroke: nutrition, hydration and movement needed to prevent the development of pressure sores. The chronic understaffing and lack of care subsequently led to the development of pressure sores on parts of her body unaffected by the stroke she suffered and the reason for admittance to the home.

In depositions, the employees of the home admitted they were understaffed and unable to properly turn and reposition the woman to prevent the development of sores. Further, nurses at the home admitted to administering medicine to the woman that was not prescribed by a doctor.