Monday, November 1, 2010

South Shore Fined for Failing to Examine Abdomen

South Shore
2649 East 75th St, Chicago IL 60649
Fined- January 6, 2009
South Shore was fined $25,000 for the neglect of a resident with a serious medical condition.
The 86-year old resident, who was described as alert and oriented, complained of stomach pain. Her daughter alerted staff to the complaint, and told them that her mother’s abdomen was swollen and hard. Staff assured her that an ultrasound would be done; when the daughter called the next day, she found that her mother had not been examined and the physician had not been told.
At that point, the resident was sent to the hospital with a suspected Ruptured Abdominal Aneurysm which required emergency surgery.