Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lexington of Oak Park fined for Failure to Provide Adequate Oxygen

Lexington of Orland Park
14601 South John Humphrey Drive, Orland Park
Fined- September 11, 2008
Lexington of Orland Park was fined $20,000 for failure to ensure that a resident who required continuous oxygen received it.
Despite a physician’s order that a resident receive continuous oxygen, facility staff sent the resident to a clinic appointment without oxygen. When the transport reached the clinic, the resident was found slumped over in his wheelchair and unresponsive. He was rushed to the emergency room where he coded and was subsequently revived. He died the following day.

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