The family of a man with a spina bifida has filed a lawsuit against Tower Hill Healthcare Center, alleging the facilities neglect resulted in the man’s physical injury and deterioration since he was admitted to the facility.
According to the lawsuit, the man was admitted to Sherman Hospital on July 5, 2008 for an elevated body temperature. However, when staff at the hospital examined the man they noticed other problems such as: poor oral hygiene, bed sores (also referred to as: pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) covered with feces and an exploded colostomy bag.
Consequently, the hospital staff reported the suspected mistreatment to the Illinois Department of Health to investigate further.
The man died on July 31, 2008 due to a staph infection and pneumonia. This nursing home negligence lawsuit is pending in Kane County, Illinois. Read more about this lawsuit against Tower Hill Healthcare Center here.
About Tower Hill Healthcare Center
Tower Hill Heathcare Center is located at 759 Kane Street in South Elgin, Illinois. Despite the facilities relatively impressive 4-star (out of 5 stars) rating, the facility has been cited numerous times for safety violations related to patient injury. The majority owner is of Tower Hill is Jack Rajchenbach. Mr. Rajchenbach knows his was around Illinois nursing homes, having ownership interest in the following facilities:
- BRIDGEVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER
- THE CARLTON AT THE LAKE
- CLARK MANOR CNV CENTER
- SPRINGFIELD TERRACE
- TOWER HILL HEALTHCARE CENTER
- GLENVIEW TERRACE NURSING CENTER
- THE IMPERIAL GROVE PAVILION
- THE ARC OF JACKSONVILLE, LTD.
- GROVE LINCOLN PARK LVG & REHAB
- PETERSON PARK HEALTH CARE CTR
- EMBASSY HEALTH CARE CENTER
- GROVE NORTH LIVING & REHAB CTR
- WHITEHALL NORTH
- HARMONY NURSING & REHAB CENTER