The Illinois Department of Public Health recently released the latest list of nursing homes found to have violated basic laws concerning resident health, care, and safety. One of those negligent nursing homes, The Monroe Pavilion and Health Treatment Center, recently received several Type “A” Violations from the Illinois Department and fined $15,000. The sanctions resulted from, among other events, the failure to prevents and appropriately respond the physical assault of one resident on another.
One of the violations included failure to prevent a violent physical altercation between two residents. Apparently an aggressive resident became agitated following being asked a question by a second resident. The aggressor picked up a patio chair nearby and swung it at the side of the other resident’s head, cutting the side of the man’s face and his right arm. The victim fell onto the ground following the attack, at which point the aggressor began kicking the downed resident. The victim had to be transported to the hospital with multiple facial injuries and a arm laceration.
Subsequently, nursing home investigators discovered that the facility provided inefficient oversight of the potentially violent resident-creating an environment where the attack was more likely to happen. Additionally, the facility had inadequate procedures in place to respond to the event and ensure the safety of all residents.
Our Chicago nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti have experience fighting for victims of negligent nursing home care like the one exhibited at Monroe. It is imperative that these facilities treat residents with the same respect, protection, and concern that all members of society deserve. Be sure to contact a nursing home attorney if you know of violations like the one here.
The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators. To access the IDPH report on this violation, please click the link.
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