Edwardsville Terrace, a care facility in Southern Illinois, recently received several Type “A” Violations from the Illinois Department of Public Health and fined $20,000. The violations resulted from a mismanaged healthcare emergency situation at the facility which involved nursing home abuse and neglect.
A mentally disabled and diabetic resident of the facility had been ill for several weeks. However, staff of the nursing home failed to properly provide close monitoring after the illness, such as recorded daily vital signs. In addition, they did not properly check the resident’s blood-sugar levels. Ultimately, the resident had a severe reaction to a medication, which nursing home staff should have known was going to occur.
Illinois nursing home investigators declared that Edwardsville Terrace staff had been negligent in failing to provide proper oversight of the resident’s illness and developing complications. They should have enacted necessary, systematic check-ups to ensure that the resident received the proper treatment.
Many residents live in nursing homes specifically because the homes are suppose to provide the quick, expert medical care necessary in life and death emergency situations. But all too often, nursing homes fail to provide the care that residents count on. Failure to provide proper emergency care is just one of many forms of nursing home negligence.
Our Chicago nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti have experience fighting for victims of negligent nursing home care. Be sure to contact them or any similar attorney if you know of violations similar to the one at Edwardsville Terrace.
The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators. To access the IDPH report on this violation, please click the link.