Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital Malpractice Attorneys
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital is a 138-bed facility that provides medical services to Bolingbrook and Will County residents, using the latest advancements in technology. The medical center is located at:
- 500 Remington Blvd.
- Bolingbrook, IL 60440
- (630) 312-5000
The facility offers emergency care services, a highly specialized intensive care unit, cardiac care, Women’s Care Center, pain management and treatment solutions along with surgical services, interventional radiology and imaging using digital x-ray, MRI, PACS, and mammography diagnostic tools.
National Rankings for Adventist Bolingbrook
When rated against other hospitals and medical facilities throughout the United States, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital maintains an overall “B” score, ranking it in the 51st percentile. These statistical numbers are based on patient satisfaction, staff responsiveness, communication between medical staff and patients along with adverse events that could be the result of medical malpractice.
According to AnalyticsMD, the greatest area of strength at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital based on patient surveys are the quiet rooms at the facility and its surrounding area. Its greatest areas in need of improvement are the physicians’ communication with their patients along with the responsiveness of the staff.
This statistical measurement of frustrated patients who left the emergency room places the facility in the 67th percentile, meaning more patients were satisfied with the treatment and quality of services compared to those who were not satisfied. In addition, the national ranking of this hospital is affected by the potential complications and adverse events that might occur by medical malpractice, errors or mistakes by the medical staff, facility or other parties.
Illinois State Designations
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital maintains two specific state designations that include:
Trauma Center II
The hospital participates in the Illinois trauma system providing emergency medical services to the community at Level II care. This means the facility provides some essential services immediately for 24 hours every day and other services that are readily available 24 hours a day within 60 minutes or less.Perinatal II
The medical center participates in the Illinois Regionalized Perinatal System offering Level II services to the community. This means the facility has the ability to provide medical care to pregnant women and their newborns known to have a selected elevated risk of complications. However, the facility does not have a neonatal intensive care nursery or the ability to provide special care offered at perinatal Level III centers.
Illinois hospitals are required to participate in programs that greatly reduce the potential risk of infections acquired during every hospital stay. By following proven guidelines, protocols and procedures, hospitals and medical centers can minimize or eliminate the potential of patients developing a post-procedure or post-surgery infection. Recent facility-acquired infections reported to have occurred at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital include:
- CDI (Clostridium Difficile Infections) Onset Incident Rate – 10 infection incidents out of 18,086 patient days.
Patient Safety Concerns Noted by the Department of Health
The Illinois Department of Public Health collects discharge information reported by hospitals as a quality indicator to determine the number of adverse events and complications that occur at medical facilities statewide. The current patient safety concerns at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital are based on accumulated data collected between 10/01/2013 and 09/30/2014 that include:
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure – 5 incidents out of 240 patients at the facility.
- Postoperative Hematomas or Hemorrhages – 5 incidents out of 791 patients.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – 2 incidents out of 3989 patients.
- Accidental Laceration and Puncture Wounds – 8 incidents out of 4068 patients.
- Abdominal Wall Surgeries Involving Wound Complications – 1 incident out of 123 patients.
- Blood Clotting Involving Deep Vein Thrombosis or Postoperative Lung Embolism – 7 incidents out of 824 patients.
Sample Medical Malpractice Lawsuits & Settlements Against Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
$130,000 Settlement; Coumadin Malpractice Lawsuit
The affected patient in this controversy was fifty-three years old. Previously, he had suffered a stroke and had problems with smoking and blood pressure. During the events which gave rise this lawsuit, he spent time in a number of hospitals including Adventist Bolingbrook. The trouble arose because the treating doctors and nurses believed his stroke was venous instead of arterial. Therefore, they gave him an antiplatelet prescription. What they should have done is given him Coumadin. This error made the man’s condition worsen so bad that he got another stroke. This last one rendered him with the mental ability of a young child. His representatives sued the hospitals where he stayed. They claimed that each of the defendants negligently contributed to the man’s diminished state by not prescribing him Coumadin. The hospitals collectively settled with the plaintiff for $130,000.
Case Filed against Illinois Hospital after Missed Diagnosis
Here, a young mother was suffering from migraines, stomach pains, and dizziness. She went to the doctors including some at Adventist Bolingbrook. They conducted an MRI and found cerebral edema. She had encephalopathy syndrome and needed to see a neurologist. The doctors gave her specific instructions to do that, but she came right back the next day and on other days because the pain was not diminishing. She passed away not much long after these events. The counsel that brought the case suggested that the doctors who saw her did not adequately treat her. They claim that this improper diagnosis may have led to or contributed to her death. Consequently, they seek compensation for the damages that arose including her pain, passing, and bills (medical and otherwise).
Lawsuit Brought against Local Hospital after Medical Malpractice
This recent case was brought in the suburb of DuPage County, Illinois. The alleged wrongdoer is Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. The complaint claims that a male patient underwent surgery in order to determine what was ailing him. At the end of that procedure, surgeons places a nasogastric tube inside him. However, this had unintended consequences. He started to throw up and had pain in his abdomen. Doctors went back in, took out the old nasogastric tube, and placed another one inside him. This did not help. He died subsequently from asphyxia. The plaintiffs claim that the medical malpractice of the facility and its workers was to blame. They sought compensation for the man’s suffering, death, and expenses.
Radiologist to Blame after Misread CT Scan Leads to Complications
The patient in this controversy was just twenty-three. He went to the Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital because he complained that his stomach hurt. Specifically, the trouble was located in the right corner of his lower abdomen. The radiologist did a CT scan but found nothing. The doctor said it was just epigastric pain and sent him on his way. He was discharged and went home. Yet, just a few weeks later, he returned because the pain had not subsided. In fact, it had increased. The ER doctors found out that his appendix was perforated. Also, he had abscesses and peritonitis which had to be treated immediately. This suit alleges that the original radiologist misread his CT scan and that failure led to all of his injuries. These injuries included pain, more hospital expenses, and long-term suffering.Bolingbrook, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have suffered harm after being admitted to the Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, your injuries might be the result of medical malpractice. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can serve as your legal advocate and assist you in seeking justice and financial compensation for your damages. We accept Illinois medical malpractice cases along with personal injury claims and wrongful death lawsuits on contingency. This means we provide instant legal representation without you paying any upfront fees. We encourage you to discuss your case with us by calling our law offices today.