Monday, August 31, 2009

Rolling Meadows Nursing Home Fined for Late Detection of Spinal Fracture

Rolling Meadows

Clearbrook Center
3201 West Campbell Street, Rolling Meadows
Fined- June 13, 2008
Clearbrook Center was fined $10,000 for failure to document and assess a resident’s condition change.
In an incident between two residents, one resident pushed the other one to the floor. At the time, the nurse on duty noted that there appeared to be no injuries. In the following days, the resident who was pushed started to display reluctance to stand and agitation at being moved. Eleven days after the incident, the resident was sent for X-rays, which determined that the resident suffered from a fractured femur and a compression fracture of his spine.

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