The Advocate South Suburban Hospital is a 41-bed nursing facility providing services to the elderly members of Illinois, is located at:
Advocate South Suburban Hospital
17800 South Kedzie Avenue
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Data from the state nursing home shows that the patients admitted to the Advocate South Suburban Hospital are taken in for independent care and supervision due to the following health-related situations:
- Circulatory System
- Nervous System
- Genitourinary System Disorders
- Respiratory System
- Skin Disorders
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
Disquieting Findings on the Patient Care at Advocate South Suburban Hospital
Data gotten from the surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other inspection agencies including ProPublica show that some patients were victims to negligence and bad sanitary conditions while been admitted at the Advocate South Suburban Hospital. At Rosenfield Injury Lawyers, we reviewed the survey data from ProPublica and found the following situation that can be construed as nursing home negligence:
- Failure to Maintain Sanitary Conditions in the Kitchen:“On 1/5/12 at 11:00 AM during observation of the tray line, E 3 (Cook) and E 5 (Cook) were observed preparing lunch. E 3 and E 5 did not have gloves on. E 3 and E 5 were observed taking the top plate off a stack of clean plates. E 3 and E 5 proceeded to place food on the plates. E 3 and E 5 were observed handling the sliced buns with bare hands and placing the sliced buns on the plates. E 3 and E 5 were then observed placing the prepared plate back on top of the stack of clean plates. The dietary aides then removed the prepared plates, covered them, and placed them on the carts. E 3 and E 5 then proceeded to remove the contaminated top plates and place food on them.”
Hazel Crest, IL Nursing Home Attorneys
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide experienced, nursing home attorneys to the residents of Illinois, who have cause to believe that your loved one has been subjected to any form of abuse and neglect while been admitted into the Advocate South Suburban Hospital or any other nursing home in Illinois. We provide our professional services to individuals who have experienced any of the following situations due to neglect:
- Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
- Repeated Falls
- Dropped Patients
- Medication Errors
- Physical Abuse
- Inadequate Patient Monitoring
- Poor Sanitary Environments
- Wrongful Death
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements Against Advocate South Suburban Hospital
$2,000,000 Settlement; Illinois Surgical Error Case
This case was brought on behalf of a family that lost a loved one after surgical error took her life. She was sixty-eight at the time of the events which gave rise to this cause of action. Her husband and children survived her. The exact surgery was a hernia repair operation. It took place at Advocate South Suburban Hospital. Apparently, during the course of that treatment, doctors cut her bowel. This laceration had complications. Specifically, she developed sepsis. Her family claimed that these developments was to blame for her downward spiral in health and eventual death. They brought suit against the facility and doctors for medical malpractice. In a private negotiated settlement, the family obtained $2 million in compensation to end the dispute. That was paid by the self-insured hospital as well as the doctor’s insurance company.
$4,750,000 Settlement; Illinois Neglect Case
This lawsuit developed after a patient was neglected at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Illinois. She was just forty-six when she entered the facility for treatment. A sickle cell issue plagued her. She needed immediate care. Instead, facility staff ignored her for almost half a day, twelve hours to be exact according to allegations contained in the complaint. Consequently, she passed away nearly two days after being admitted to the hospital. Lawyers for the estate argued that staff should have given her a blood transfusion and oxygen right away as she entered. That would have saved her they reasoned. The defendants replied events transpired too quickly and she was too sick for them to do anything. However, as the litigation proceeded, the two sides were able to work out an agreement to end the matter. The plaintiffs received $4.75 million in compensation and that included roughly $2.2 for lost wages (the woman worked as a consultant prior to her death).
$6,900,000 Settlement; Illinois Wrongful Death Case
The victim involved in this matter was a young mother. She had her child delivered at Advocate South Suburban Hospital. Over the following week, she came back to the ER on number of occasions. She complained about shortness of breath and leg swelling. Staff noted high blood pressure. They did not notice her pulmonary embolism or pre-eclampsia. Also, staff did not consult with the woman’s obstetrician or test her urine for protein levels. Subsequently, she developed eclampsia and seizure disorder. This led to massive brain damage and her eventual death just a few weeks after the birth of her child. Her two kids and spouse survived her. They brought an action against the medical professionals who treated her and the facility where the events occurred. They alleged the defendants were negligent in their missed diagnosis and responsible for her wrongful death. Clearly, there was some level o medical malpractice. The defendants preferred to discuss the merits in settlement rather than have a jury decide the issue. In the end, the family received $6.9 million to conclude the dispute.
$2,050,000 Settlement; Illinois Radiology Malpractice Case
Here, a seventy-six-year-old woman underwent testing at Advocate South Suburban Hospital. The exam illustrated that her colon had a mass. However, the radiologist did not report the matter. Also, it turned out that the mass was cancerous. Doctors did not identify the issue for another year. This allowed the cancerous mass to metastasize. It grew all the way into her liver. Eventually, this cancer took her life. Her adult children and husband survived her. The family believed that the original radiology malpractice was to blame. Apparently, the radiologist admitted some error but refused to take the blame for her death. At this point, all sides began to find a solution to end the controversy. The solution ended up being that the doctor’s insurance company offered the plaintiffs $2 million to settle and the self-insured hospital offered $50 thousand. The family accepted this agreement.
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The health of your loved ones should always come first to ensure that other senior members of the Illinois society receive the professional nursing home services they require, is also your social responsibility. So why don’t you call us today for a free consultation if you are concerned about the health care conditions your loved one may be receiving in the Advocate South Suburban Hospital or in any nursing home, for an in-depth consultation about your concerns.