Another case of Illinois nursing home negligence occurred when a resident fell and hit her head. The facility’s own policy called for forty hours of neurological assessment after a head injury. However, the staff only performed the neurological assessment for four hours. The resident died the next day from a blood clot near the brain.
The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators. To access the website: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/nursing_home_violations/quarterlyreports.htm