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Advocate Trinity Hospital Ratings & Violations

The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are committed to providing information about patient safety at Advocate Trinity Hospital. Our law firm believes that the more information you and your family has about medical facilities enables you to make more informed decisions. Below you will find information on Advocate Trinity Hospital obtained via public records.

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Advocate Trinity Hospital is a 205-bed hospital providing cares and services to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

2320 E 93rd St
Chicago IL 60617
(773) 967-5002

Advocate Trinity Hospital

The Cook County hospital offers the Chicago metropolitan area diverse medical specialties and services that include:

  • Emergency Medical care
  • Cancer care
  • General surgery
  • Women's health
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Pain management
  • Neurology
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Digestive health
  • Stroke care
  • Sleep medicine
  • Orthopedic services
  • Obstetrics
  • Urology
  • Rheumatology
  • Tomography
  • Imaging including CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds and x-rays
  • Bone marrow transplant program
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Vascular and heart care

Illinois State Designations

Currently, Advocate Trinity Hospital maintains the following designations:

  • Perinatal II
  • Baby Friendly
  • Primary Stroke Center

Patient Safety

Both the State of Illinois and the federal government routinely monitor every hospital and medical centers statewide to identify serious patient concerns and take appropriate action when required. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) and other agencies, Advocate Trinity Hospital reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and their families.

Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU for 2016 with two reported infections for 1198 central-line days

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA for 2016 with two reported Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection over 41,414 patient days

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2016 with 34 reported facility-acquired highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 38,744 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Unexpected Deaths (2015) – One deaths out of 1812 patients.

  • Risk-adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (2015) Nine of 1196 patients.

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) Three of 7970 patients.

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) Two of 386 patients.

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) Five of 1114 patients.

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 18.4% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is substantially higher than the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30-Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 13.7 % of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly lower than the national average (15.9%) and Illinois average (15.98%).

  • Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 22.6 % of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge. This statistical rate is slightly higher than the national average (21.6%) an Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30-Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 7.7 % of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly lower than the national average (11.9%) and Illinois average (11.67%).

  • Heart Attack Patient Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 16.3 % of all patients treated at the hospital for heart attack were readmitted to the facility 30 days after discharge for retreatment. The statistical percent is nearly identical to the national average (16.3%) and Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30-Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 13.0 % of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is nearly identical to the national average (13.6%) and slightly lower than the Illinois average (13.32 percent).

  • Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – Two patients of 44 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 33.41 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – Seven of 173 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 22.16 per 1000 patients is substantially lower than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – Eight of 284 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 42.15 per 1000 patients is substantially lower than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

  • Pneumonia-associated Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – Three of 172 patients died of pneumonia. This risk-adjusted rate of 16.74 per 1000 is slightly higher than the Illinois State average of 14.81.

Sample Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements Against Advocate Trinity Hospital

$550,000 Settlement; Illinois Failure to Diagnose Case.

This dispute was not your typical failed diagnosis case. Instead of failing to see a problem, the defendant doctor found one where there was not anything wrong. The patient was sixty-six. Staff performed a colonoscopy. They wanted to screen a lesion on her body. The results indicated that everything was fine. However, the doctor interpreted them as tubular adenoma. This is a polyp that the physician believed was precancerous. Therefore, he directed the patient to undergo a hemicolectomy. This operation was not necessary. From that surgery, the woman sustained a hernia. She also had to have multiple follow-up operations to clean up the damage that this doctor. She sued for the bills (more than $170,000 in hospital costs), pain, and disability that the defendants’ medical malpractice caused. The defendant doctor’s insurance policy paid out $400,000. The hospital (Advocate Trinity) paid $150,000 directly.

$1,150,000 Settlement; Illinois Surgical Error Case

The patient caught in this medical controversy went to see her OB/GYN at Advocate Trinity Hospital. Her abdomen and pelvis were bothering her. The attending doctor decided to perform a laparoscopy to see what was wrong. The procedure was exploratory in nature. However, there was surgical error committed during the operation. The doctor cut through her small bowel a number of times. This led to peritonitis. However, the problem was not immediately recognized. When it was, she needed more surgeries in order to fix the lining of her bowel. She sued the facility and treating doctor for malpractice. Her case was that this could not have happened but for their negligence. She sought damages for the expenses, suffering, pain, and other losses. The defendants replied back that she knew her bowel could be perforated during this procedure. Yet, that was not an argument that they stuck with for the entirety of this dispute. Eventually, they sought to end the matter instead, and the woman received $1,150,000 from the hospital in settlement.

$600,000 Settlement; Illinois Feeding Tube Case

The setting for this matter was Advocate Trinity Hospital in Illinois. The patient involved was a man in his late sixties. He had Parkinson’s as well as dementia. People close to him sent him to the hospital because fluid was building up in his lungs. Consequently, he needed to be fed through a feeding tube. However, on just the second day after he arrived at the hospital, staff fed him solid food. This caused him to lose oxygen. He died just the next day. His children and wife survived him. They brought a wrongful death case against the facility and staff. They suit alleged that the defendants’ negligent care and improper use of a feeding tube directly caused his passing. They sought damages for all of the harm that resulted as well as for the tragedy of his untimely passing. In a private agreement, the plaintiffs agreed to settle the matter for a reported $600,000 from the hospital.

$9,600,000 Settlement; Illinois Birth Injury Case.

This Illinois birth injury cause of action also involved a failed diagnosis. The patient was a woman pregnant (thirty-six weeks) with twins. She went to Advocate Trinity Hospital for care and review. While staying there, staff performed an ultrasound. They interpreted the results as normal and health. Yet, just a few days later, one of the babies was delivered stillborn. The other had a massive brain injury. Doctors thought that boy would not live beyond the age of ten. The woman sued the facility and attending doctors on behalf of the boy. She alleged they were negligent and that their medical malpractice lowered his quality of life, increased his suffering, decreased his life expectancy, and had other negative effects. The hospital settled with the boy for $7,000,000. The insurance company for the attending radiologist settled with the boy for $2,000,000. That company also settled with the estate of the deceased boy for $600,000. This represented a combined sum of $9,600,000 to the plaintiffs.

Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers Prosecuting Cases Involving Advocate Trinity Hospital

If your loved one were injured as a patient at Advocate Trinity Hospital, your injuries might have been caused by medical negligence. The medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers (888) 424-5757 provide legal assistance to clients who have suffered injuries by mistakes or errors in any medical settings.

Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss the merits of your compensation claim. Our legal team accepts all personal injury case, wrongful death lawsuit, and medical malpractice claim through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement postpones the payment of legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case through a jury trial or negotiated an out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.


**Note: The Advocate logo was removed from this web pages at the request of a representative from the facility. Please see email request below:

Hello Mr. Rosenfeld: Review of your website advertising is distasteful to say the least. At Advocate Christ Medical Center, we take pride in the excellent care we provide to our patients and the resources that benefit the community. Our reputation is important to us and we have many accolades. Although I cannot change the content, I request that you immediately remove Advocate’s trademark from any of media advertising. The data presented is from publicly reported data but is misrepresented or erroneous, I’m certain you are aware of that.

Regards, Martha Winter

(of note, Iatrogenic is spelled with an “I” not a “L”)

Martha Winter, RNC, MJ, CPHRM
Director, Risk Management
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Advocate Children’s Hospital
708.684.5717 (office)
708.684.2587 (Fax)
708.324.4446 (LRP)
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