Schaumburg Nursing Home Neglect & Bed Sore

Complication from facility acquired pressure ulcers is a serious problem that claim the lives of 60,000 residents in nursing facilities every year. Pressure ulcers also referred to as pressure sores, decubitus ulcers and bedsores affect many bedridden and wheelchair-bound residents in nursing facilities. In fact, the bedsore elder abuse cases handled by the Schaumburg nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have revealed the subpar care provided by many nursing facilities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have exposed a serious problem of bedsores where nearly 160,000 residents in nursing facilities nationwide suffered from pressure ulcers in 2004. This number rose dramatically over the previous decade at a rate of almost 75 percent. Researchers indicate that this number is likely to rise even higher due to the massive numbers of baby boomers entering retirement in the years ahead.

The increase in the aging population is likely to have a serious impact on retirees in Cook County. While there are only approximately 8000 of the nearly 75,000 residents living within Schaumburg city limits are seniors, there are hundreds of thousands more elders residing throughout Northeastern Illinois. This ever-increasing population has placed a heavy burden on nursing facilities that are unable to meet the needs of the residents in overcrowded conditions. As a result, the civil litigation cases involving nursing home neglect and facility acquired pressure sores have risen dramatically in the last few years.

Schaumburg Nursing Home Resident Bedsore Concerns

Our Schaumburg personal injury bedsore litigating attorneys have recovered sizable settlements and verdicts acquired from successful trials and out-of-court negotiations in recent years. In addition to providing a high level of legal sophistication and personal attention to our clients, we fight aggressively to secure compensation and hold medical professionals financially and legally responsible for their negligence.

Additionally, our Illinois elder abuse lawyers continuously assess and evaluate publicly available information gathered from national websites and databases including Medicare.gov. This information reveals health concerns, safety violations, filed complaints and opened investigations involving nursing facilities all throughout Cook County and Lake County Illinois. We publish this information in an effort to help families understand the level of care many nursing homes provide in the community.

Comparing Schaumburg Area Nursing Facilities

While nursing facilities are legally bound to provide the utmost care to their residents, many homes fail on numerous levels due to a lack of staffing, improper training or downright negligence. Our Illinois elder abuse law firm has compiled and posted a list of Schaumburg area nursing homes that currently maintain substandard ratings compared other facilities across the United States. In addition, we have published our primary concerns about each facility and outlined a specific case involving preventable facility acquired bedsores where the actions of the nursing staff and administrator might be considered negligence or mistreatment.

Alden Poplar Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

1545 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
(847) 884-0011
A “For-Profit” 217-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars
2 Star Rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/18/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility’s failure to “update and revise the treatment plan and revise interventions for healing a pressure sore for [a resident at the facility].”

The deficient practice was noted by the state investigator who interviewed the facility process Wound Nurse on 09/17/2015 who stated: “she was only recently started as the Wound Nurse two weeks ago and does not have any formal wound training.” The Wound Nurse “stated she follows the Wound Nurse Practitioner weekly and will do some of the wounds.”

An observation was made on the resident’s right buttock where two linear type open wounds surrounding the right buttock had bright red blanchable skin measuring 16.0 centimeter by 21.0 centimeter.” The Wound Nurse “stated the linear ones were determined to be from friction and shearing due to the incontinence brief and repositioning.”

The resident’s “right hip dressings had a moderate amount of purulent and serous drainage on it brownish gray with blood mixed drainage. [The Wound Nurse] stated the purulent drainage was new and that it only had serous drainage before. The center of the wound was hard and white in color.” The Wound Nurse “measured the hip wound at 2.0 centimeters deep at 11 o’clock and 0.2 centimeters by 1.2 centimeter, which is an increase from the Nurse Practitioner measurements on 09/09/2015.”

The state investigator noted that the resident “had an indwelling urinary catheter placed on 07/15/2015 due to incontinence […and] still wears incontinence brief with the indwelling catheter.” The nursing staff “stated [the resident] is incontinent of stool but does not have diarrhea.”

A Review of the Resident’s Nursing Skin Progress Notes documents of the resident had MASD (moisture associated skin disorder) and to keep skin clean and dry with no interventions to remove or open the incontinence brief to increase airflow or decrease moisture.”

The investigator reviewed the resident’s 09/22/2015 Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk with a score risk factor of 12 indicating the resident is at high risk for developing pressure ulcers.

A notation was made at the facility’s TAR (Treatment Administration Record) does not have any of the Nurse Practitioner orders including no documentation for daily skin checks and no documentation on how long the resident “should be up in a chair, there is no documentation of maintaining 30 degrees upright incline for the resident” as noted in the Nurse Practitioner’s orders.

The wound physician at the facility was interviewed at 12:20 PM on 09/18/2015 stating that he sees the resident “every three weeks and his Nurse Practitioner sees [the resident] every week.” The wound physician “stated these are standard of care measures […and] as far as positioning and turning, every two hours is a maximum time and someone as high risk as [the resident] should be repositioned every hour.” The Wound Physician also stated that a high-risk resident “should have preventative measures put in place before the wound occurs.”

Our Hoffman Estates nursing home neglect attorneys recognized that failing to follow procedures and protocols when providing care to a resident with an existing bedsore could place their health and immediate jeopardy. The deficient practice by the nursing staff at Alden Poplar Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center might be considered negligence or mistreatment because their actions did not include a Care Plan treatment record which failed to follow the facility’s policy title: Prevention and Treatment that reads in part:

“The facility will properly identify and assess residents whose clinical conditions increase the risk for impaired skin integrity pressure ulcers. The facility will identify causal factors and clinical conditions which indicate risk for skin breakdown. Implement prevention protocols that are appropriate to address the individualized needs of the patient. Develop a plan of care to promote healing of skin impairments and prevention of wounds. Carry out treatments per physician’s orders.”

Forest View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

535 South Elm
Itasca, Illinois 60143
(630) 773-9416
A “For-Profit” 144-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars
2 Star Rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Follow Protocols for Treating Pressure Ulcers that Resulted in a Degrading Wound

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/09/2015, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure to “provide continue pressure sore prevention measures for [a resident at the facility] and change pressure sore dressings as ordered for [another resident].”

The complaint investigation was initiated in an incident that was noted at 2:00 PM on 07/08/2015 when the facility’s Wound Nurse “went to do a skin check on [a resident who] has a completely healed Stage IV pressure sore on the coccyx but due to being high risk, [the resident] remains on an air loss mattress for pressure ulcer prevention.”

The incident also notes that the resident “had a thick cloth incontinence pad on the mattress, then a fitted sheet, then two more thick cloth incontinence pads and an adult incontinence brief.” The Wound Nurse stated, “she was shocked and stated there should only be one incontinence pad under the resident when they have an air loss mattress.”

A few minutes later 2:15 PM on 07/08/2015, the Certified Nursing Assistant assigned to the resident that day stated “he did assist [the resident] to bed but did not place three incontinence pads under the resident […and] stated, ‘they must have been there and I didn’t notice [… noting that] some residents get one incontinence pad and some get two if they wet a lot […and that this resident] wets a lot.” The Certified Nursing Assistant was asked, “how many incontinence pads should be used on a resident with an air loss mattress.” Certified Nursing Assistant answered, “I think it’s one.”

The state investigator reviewed the resident’s 06/22/2015 MDS (Minimum Data Set) that documented the resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score of 15 out of 15 indicating the resident “is cognitively intact.”

An observation was made of the resident at 9:20 AM on 07/09/2015 when the Wound Nurse changed the resident’s coccyx dressing. At that time, the resident stated that when the Wound Nurse “is not here the nurses don’t change my dressing.” The resident also indicated that the Wound Nurse “changed it on Friday (07/03/2015, and was off duty until Tuesday, 07/07/2015 and that’s when he got changed the next time.”

The resident also indicated that if the Wound Nurse “is not here then it will not get done […and] stated the staff does not change his [pad] unless it comes off [… stating that the Wound Nurse] changes it when she is here but if she is not here just won’t get done.”

At 10:00 AM that same morning on 07/09/2015, the Wound Nurse stated that the resident “has told her about the nurses not changing the dressing when she is not there and she talked with the nurses and [the facility’s Director of Nursing] about it.” The Wound Nurse also stated that she does believe the resident “does not think he is lying about it even though the July 2015 Treatment Record documents that it is being done.” At that time, the Wound Nurse stated: “that the facility does not carry air permeable chucks for incontinence.”

Our Itasca nursing home neglect attorneys recognized that failing to follow procedures and protocols when providing treatment and care to residents with pressure ulcers could cause their ulcers to degrade to a life-threatening condition. The deficient practice by the nursing staff by not providing adequate treatment and changing dressings could be considered negligence or mistreatment because their actions failed to follow the facility’s July 2012 policy title: Low Air Loss Mattress that reads in part:

“Any residents on a low air loss mattress will be provided blue air permeable chucks for episodes of incontinence. A single non-fitted sheet may be used on the mattress for assistance with repositioning.”

West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

311 Edgewater Drive
Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108
(630) 894-7400
A “For-Profit” 259-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars
2 Star Rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores and Failure to Document the Pressure Ulcers

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/13/2015, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure to “identify and treat one resident for pressure ulcers.”

The facility’s Face Sheet documented that the resident was admitted to the facility with a diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease and dementia. The resident’s Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk assessments conducted on 03/19/2015 and 06/08/2015 rate the resident “as mild as for pressure ulcer development.”

The state surveyor conducting an investigation into the complaint reviewed the resident’s Skin Alteration Records documented from January 2015 until 08/03/2015. However, the surveyor noted that there was only a single record documented on 08/04/2015 stating “partial thickness non-pressure redness to the left anterior foot and to monitor.” No other documentation was available to show that the wound was monitored. While the facility’s Skin Check Shower Sheets between 06/03/2015 and 07/30/2015 consistently documented the foot have redness to the area, there was no specification as to which foot the document referred to.

The state investigator then reviewed the facility’s Nursing Progress Notes concerning the resident that documented the resident’s condition between 07/27/2015 and 08/03/2015. However, there was no documentation showing the resident’s health declining “due to an upper respiratory infection, lack of eating and foot infection.” The Nursing Progress Notes indicate that the resident “was transferred to the emergency room.”

Upon review of all documentation at the facility concerning the resident, the state investigator noted “there is no documentation of any pressure ulcer in [the resident’s] clinical record at the nursing home” prior to be admitted to the emergency room.

A review of the 08/03/2015 Hospital Records and Emergency Room Report revealed that the resident “was received at the hospital with 9 of the 11 wounds as pressure ulcers” in various locations”:

  • Ulcer right medial-lateral hip (9.0 centimeters by 5.4 centimeters)
  • Pressure ulcer right red middle lateral foot (2.4 centimeters by 1.3 centimeters)
  • Ulcer right fifth toe (5.0 centimeters by 3.0 centimeters)
  • Ulcer left ear (1.0 centimeters by 1.0 centimeters)
  • Ulcer left first toe (2.0 centimeters by 1.0 centimeters)
  • Friction left middle hip (8.0 centimeters by 5.2 centimeters)
  • Pressure ulcer of anterior, posterior first toe (2.0 centimeters by 7.0 centimeters)
  • Pressure ulcer ecchymosis left medial foot (2.3 centimeters by 2.0 centimeters)
  • Pressure ulcer ecchymosis, read right medial foot (unmeasurable).

The state investigator Interviewed the facility’s Treatment Nurse Coordinator on 08/12/2015. The Coordinator said, “she is responsible for wound management in the facility […and] did not do any treatment for [the resident’s wounds].” The Treatment Nurse Coordinator indicated that “if residents have skin wounds the Certified Nursing Assistant will notify the floor nurse in the floor nurse will notify the Treatment Nurse.” During the interview, the Treatment Nurse Coordinator “said she did not remember [the resident]”

An interview conducted the following day on 08/13/2015 at 9:54 AM, the nurse providing care to the resident “said she took care of [the resident] on 08/03/2015 and does not remember if she did a skin assessment [for the resident on that day] but she said she was supposed to do a skin assessment.” The state investigator asked the nurse how the resident “obtained all the pressure wounds upon emergency room visit on 08/03/2015.” The nurse providing the resident care and that they respondent, “I don’t remember.”

That same day 11:48 AM the facility’s Medical Director “said he was notified when [the resident] had a change in condition [and received treatment].” However, the Medical Director “said he did not check all of the [resident’s] body when he came to visit [the resident] at the nursing home […and] could not answer why the facility did not identify pressure wounds for [the resident] prior to his emergency room visit.” The Medical Director also said that the “he should have been notified of the pressure ulcers but no one notified them.”

Our Bloomingdale nursing home neglect attorneys recognize a failing to follow procedures and protocols to document, care and treat pressure ulcers could place the health and well-being of the resident in immediate jeopardy. The deficient practices of the nursing staff at West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation Center might be considered negligence or mistreatment because their actions failed to follow the facility’s policy title: Skin Management Guidelines Policy that reads in part:

“[Develop] initial and ongoing Care Plans as clinically indicated to reduce the risk of skin alteration and/or to manage existing skin alterations. Action Steps: the purpose is to provide ongoing monitoring of resident skin status by assisting with early detection of new or additional skin alterations as well as for the evaluation of existing skin alterations. All residents residing in the center will have a head to toe full body audit weekly and documentation of the audit on the TAR (Treatment Administration Record).”

Bridgeway Senior Living

111 East Washington
Bensenville, Illinois 60106
(630) 766-5800
A “For-Profit” 222-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall Rating – 1 out of 5 possible stars
1 Star Rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Follow Protocols for Treating Pressure Ulcers that Resulted in a Degrading Wound

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/08/2015, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure to “conduct an assessment of pressure ulcers and [a failure] to follow the physician’s orders.” The deficient practices by the nursing staff at Bridgeway Senior Living affected to residents at the facility.”

The state surveyor reviewed a resident’s records as a part of the investigation into the filed complaint. The records revealed that the resident was under hospice care and had expired. Upon observation, the resident was observed “in bed on the low air loss mattress. The low air loss mattress had a fitted sheet; there were additional linens under the resident’s buttocks and upper and lower back that were folded twice creating four layers of sheets.” The Nurse Supervisor/Wound Nurse stated that the resident’s “dressings were already changed, and [the resident] is repositioned every two hours as scheduled. As staff repositioned [the resident] on her left side, [the resident] was noted with a dressing on the sacral area and middle back area. The dressing on the [resident’s] middle back was heavily saturated with a yellow purulent discharge that has a foul odor. The yellow purulent discharge leaked all over the bed linen, down the fitted sheet and into the mattress pad by [the resident’s] upper back area, approximately 12 inches in circumference.”

“The leakage already created a brown ring on the edge and almost drying up.” The Wound Nurse stated that the resident’s “pressure sore on the middle back is known to leak heavily […and] confirmed with the surveyor that the brown ring discoloration on the outer edge of the leakage indicates the [resident has] been lying on that discharge a long while [stating the resident] needs to be repositioned every two hours, dressing should be changed daily and as needed and should be kept clean and dry.”

The facility’s Director of Nursing indicated during a Daily Status Meeting that “they don’t have Weekly Wound Assessments for [the resident] because she’s under hospice and not being seen by a Wound Doctor who is the person that does the assessments.” The Director of Nursing added [that] the floor nurses do wound documentation in the Progress Notes.”

When the state investigator reviewed the resident’s re-admittance documentation there was a notation to the resident’s “dressing to upper back ulcer changed.” It also documents of the resident was seen by the facility’s attending physician and by the hospice nurse. However, “there was no documentation or assessments addressing [the resident’s] pressure sore.” In addition, “there was no evidence of documentation that [the Wound Nurse] was monitoring [the resident’s] wound.” However, the nurse providing the resident care “was documenting measurements of the wounds whenever she does treatment, there were no comprehensive assessments done on all the pressure sores. The treatment being made to [the resident’s] Stage IV pressure ulcer does not match or reflect what was in the POS [physician’s order sheet].”

Our Bensenville nursing home neglect attorneys recognize a failing to follow procedures and protocols when providing treatment to residents suffering from pressure ulcers could diminish the quality of their life. The deficient practice by the nursing staff at Bridgeway Senior Living might be considered negligence or mistreatment because their actions failed to follow the recommendations by the manufacturer of the low air loss mattress used to minimize pressure causing the bedsore to degrade. These recommendations read in part:

“Use a single layer of sheeting and incontinence pads. More than one layer of sheeting or incontinence pads between the patient’s skin in the support service will reduce the effectiveness of the system.”

Manorcare of Hinsdale

600 West Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
(630) 325-9630
A “For-Profit” 202-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall Rating – 2 out of 5 possible stars
2 Star Rating

Primary Concerns –

Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/17/2015, a state surveyor made a notation during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility’s failure to “notified obtain orders from the physician for treating a new pressure ulcer and [a failure] to follow physician’s orders.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff at ManorCare of Hinsdale affected to residents at the facility.

The deficient practice was noted by the state investigator after a review of a resident’s records including their 08/16/2015 Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score showing that the resident’s “cognition was severely impaired.” A review of the resident’s 08/16/2015 MDS (Minimum Data Set) reveals that the resident “needs the extensive assistance of two staff members for toilet use and bed mobility.”

The investigator also reviewed the resident’s 08/16/2015 Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk showing that the resident “was at high risk for skin breakdown.” In addition, the resident’s Patient Admission Skin Assessment documented “an extra small round knot measurable open area on [the resident’s] sacrum.” However, the documentation “did not show any skin issues on [the resident’s] left heel.”

The state investigator reviewed the resident’s 08/10/2015 Care Plan revealing the resident “had a self-care deficiency related to impaired mobility, weakness and impaired cognition […and] was at risk for alteration in skin integrity related to weakening left side of the body with interventions to float the heels and reposition as needed.”

An observation was made at 3:43 PM on 09/14/2015 “during incontinence care and wound dressing change” where the resident “was lying on her left side and bed facing [the Registered Nurse providing care].” The surveyor notes that the resident’s “skin was noted to have a small reddened open area in the coccyx area about 0.5 centimeters in diameter.”

While providing care to the resident, the Registered Nurse “leaned over [the resident] to look at it and asked [the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] if she knew if it was new or not.” The Registered Nurse “was not directly in front of the area to observe it.” The Certified Nursing Assistant replied that “she was unaware if it was a new skin issue.”

The Registered Nurse “said seem to be excoriation and told [the CNA] to apply the skin protectant ointment to [the resident’s] sacral area. When incontinence care was completed, [the Registered Nurse] proceeded to do a wound dressing change to [the resident’s] left heel […and] said she was unaware of what caused the wound to the heel. A large red and purplish area with slight red drainage was noted to [the resident’s] left heel.

The state investigator reviewed the resident’s charts and did not discover the 09/15/2015 Nursing Notes concerning any “skin issue on the coccyx area. A physical therapy note dated 09/09/2015 shows observed and noticed bilateral heel blanchable redness pressure sore with the left heel more prominent hemiparetic side.”

The 09/09/2015 Skin Progress Notes shows that the Director of Care Delivery Registered Nurse “was notified by a therapist that [the resident] had a blister on the left heel.” The Resident’s Pressure Ulcer Assessment also reveals that the resident “had a left heel blister, no other pressure ulcers were identified.”

The state investigator conducted a 5:10 PM 09/15/2015 interview with the facility’s Director of Nursing who “stated the nurse should notify the Wound Nurse, the Doctor, and document the skin issues in the Progress Notes.

Our Hinsdale nursing home neglect attorneys recognize the failing to follow procedures and protocols when providing care and treatment to residents suffering from pressure ulcers could lead to the degradation of the pressure ulcer and diminish the resident’s quality of life. The deficient practice by the nursing staff at ManorCare of Hinsdale might be considered negligence or mistreatment because their actions failed to follow the facility’s January 2013 Policy Titles: Skin Practice Guide that reads in part:

“If the skin disruption is found, the type of skin injury will need to be identified by a qualified health professional (Physician, Certified Wound Specialist, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner).”

“Daily skin observations should be submitted to the nurse for review and follow-up is needed. Documentation of the evaluation is located in the TAR (Treatment Administration Record) or Progress Note.”

How Bedsores Develop on Patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Bedsores can be a life-threatening risk for any resident that has limited mobility caused by a neurological or physical impairment, old age, rehabilitation or hospitalization. The annual incident rate of residents in nursing facilities acquiring bedsores or decubitus ulcers is estimated to be between 17 percent and 28 percent which is significantly higher than the rate of facility acquired bedsores in hospitals.

With proper training, every developing bedsore can be prevented if the nursing staff identifies or detects the sore in its early stage. The training requires that the nursing staff identify each specific stage out of the four stage system that includes:

  • Stage I – At this stage, the skin has not been broken but it appears discolored or red. The nurse, nurses’ aide, wound nurse or doctor can determine if a Stage I pressure ulcer is developing if the discoloration does not fade within 30 minutes after the pressure to the area is removed.

  • Stage II – At this stage, the topmost or epidermis layer of the resident’s skin has broken and might have created a small shallow open crater, that might or might not be accompanied by clear or colored drainage. It is essential to understand that any bedsore developing at Stage I Stage II of development can be easily treated and effectively healed within days.

  • Stage III – At this stage, every layer of the skin has been destroyed and appears to be blackened around the edges. However, at this stage, there is no or little damage to the underlying bone, tendons and muscle tissue.

  • Stage IV – In the final stage, the destruction of the skin and surrounding area has penetrated deep into the resident’s subcutaneous tissue. In most cases, the open wound is plainly visible where exposed muscle and skin are easily viewed with the naked eye.

Many doctors have categorized a fifth stage known as “unstageable” where it is impossible to determine the level of damage or destruction to the tissue.

In Illinois, bedsores that have progressed to advancing Stage III and Stage IV are often categorized as “never events.” This means that the nursing staff should have taken appropriate action and interventions to ensure it never happened. In the most advanced stage, the resident can develop various serious, debilitating life-threatening complications including bacteremia (bacteria presence in the blood), osteomyelitis (bone infection), abscesses (area infections) and sepsis (severe blood infection).

Legal Representation Inside and Outside the Court for Schaumburg Nursing Home Negligence Cases

Even though many nursing home neglect and mistreatment cases are successfully resolved through settlements, many claims for compensation require vigorous litigation against insurance companies and nursing care providers. The Schaumburg nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have years of experience in building cases and presenting evidence of negligence and mistreatment by nursing care providers to overcome the stringent defense objections determining damages and liability.

Our team of Illinois elder abuse attorneys provide free consultations to hold nursing facilities, assisted living centers and rehabilitation facilities legally and financially accountable for their negligence. We encourage you to call our bedsore injury hotline at (800) 926-7565 to schedule a free case evaluation. All information you provide our legal team will remain confidential. Our reputable trial attorneys accept all wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury claims and nursing home bed sore injury cases through contingency fee arrangements. This means we are only paid for our legal services after successfully resolving your compensation case.

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