AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Glen Oaks is a 143-bed church-associated “not-for-profit” medical facility providing cares and services to residents of Glendale Heights and DuPage County, Illinois. The Center is located at:
701 Winthrop Ave.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
The facility provides numerous services including:
- Cardiac care
- Cancer care
- Behavioral healthcare
- Geriatric care
- Pediatric hearing
- Outpatient services
- Women’s care
- Emergency services
Illinois State Designations
AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Glen Oaks maintains three specific state designations including:
- Perinatal II – The hospital participates in the Illinois Regional Perinatal System created to improve pregnancy perinatal outcomes and reduce the incident rate of perinatal complications by early identification and effective treatment of women at high risk during their childbearing years. The level II facility offers cares and services to pregnant women and their infants suffering from selected high-risk medical complications. However, the facility does not have a neonatal intensive care unit.
- Trauma Center Level II – The hospital participates in the Illinois trauma system and provides pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency medical services. The facility’s Medical Director also doubles as the Trauma Surgeon providing subspecialty surgical care, along with anesthesiology services, emergency medicine, intensive care, and radiology. The level II facility must provide around-the-clock essential services and make other off-site services readily available within one hour or less.
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) – The facility participates in the Illinois Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Code (Section 515.4000) by providing high-level emergency department care to children and offers transfer mechanisms and agreements when specific pediatric care is required. The facility provides critical and emergency care to seriously ill and injured children.
Bloodstream and Central Line Bloodstream Infection Rate
The state of Illinois monitors every health care facility for their Clostridium difficile infections and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection incident rates through the Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) database. For the year 2015, the Medical Center’s bloodstream infection rates included:
- Zero Infections out of 26,871 Patient Days involving the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections.
- Six Infections out of 26,254 Patient Days involving the Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) incident rates, which are statistically significantly better compared to national averages.
- Zero infections out of 906 Central-Line Days involving central line-associated bloodstream infections in the adult surgical/medical intensive care unit.
Patient Safety Concerns
The state of Illinois through their Department of Public Health measures patient safety concerns and potential in-hospital complications along with adverse events that occur after procedures and surgeries. This information is monitored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Current patient safety concerns at this Medical Center for the year 2015 include:
- Lung Embolism and DVT – 5.28 per 1000 or 2 of 388 Patients in a risk-adjusted rate involving postoperative lung embolism or deep vein thrombosis (clotting). This incident rate is nearly identical compared to the statewide averages of 5.62 per 1000 patients. (Not statistically better/worse for the 2017 year).
- Accidental Puncturing Lacerations – 1.65 per 1000 or 2 of 4965 Patients in a risk-adjusted rate involving accidental puncturing lacerations. This incident rate is nearly identical compared to the statewide averages of 1.45 per 1000 patients. (Not statistically better/worse for the 2017 year).
- Post-Operative Respiratory Failure – 6.81 per 1000 or 1 of 102 Patients in a risk-adjusted rate involving post-operative respiratory failure. This incident rate is slightly lower compared to the statewide averages of 8.04 per 1000 patients. (Not statistically better/worse for the 2017 year).
Filing a Claim or Lawsuit
Patients suffering an injury through the negligent action of their caregivers or family members who of lost a loved one through an unexpected premature death can file a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking financial compensation for their loss. Many medical malpractice claims or lawsuits involve a mistaken diagnosis, poor medical care or other negligent action by a physician, nurse, medical worker, technician, Hospital, or Medical Center.
However, these types of cases are highly complex and often require the skills of a competent personal injury attorney who specializes in medical malpractice cases. Initially, the attorney will determine the length of time left to bring a legal claim against all parties responsible for causing the victim’s harm, based on the Illinois statute of limitations. The attorney will then determine the merits of the case by reviewing the victim’s medical records, speaking to other physicians in determining the unacceptable level of medical practice that caused the victim harm.
While building the case, the attorney representing the victim or the victim’s surviving family members will file all the necessary paperwork in the appropriate court. In DuPage County, all claim for compensation papers must be filed at:
DuPage County Circuit Court
PO Box 707
Wheaton, IL 60187
Circuit Court Clerk Chris Kachiroubas
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements Against AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Glen Oaks Medical Center
Wrongful Death Case Filed after Man Dies in Illinois Hospital
This hospital lawsuit emerged after a man passed away in a local Illinois medical center, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Glen Oaks. He apparently died after he fell into cardiac shock. However, the controversy centers on the fact that various doctors and medical staff allegedly failed to diagnose several factors that might have tipped them off to the man’s declining health. For instance, the man’s blood pressure was low. The patient was survived by his family-two kids and a wife. They brought this wrongful death and negligence action. They have targeted the facility, several of the doctors that treated him, and various medical companies. The case was just recently moved to Cook County, Illinois. The plaintiffs can seek compensation for any economic and non-economic damages that the man’s passing caused them.
Failed Diagnosis Leads to Severe Brain Damage in New Case
The patient that brought this new claim in Illinois alleges that a missed diagnosis led to her injuries in this hospital case. The woman was just thirty-six years old. She entered the Glen Oaks facility after suffering a seizure. She had no history of seizure disorder. However, staff did not perform an MRI for nearly ten hours. This delay in treatment supposedly led to brain damage from a hemorrhage and an arterial stroke. Had they performed the diagnostic testing earlier, they would have allegedly seen Large Vessel Occlusion. The claim states that their negligence precluded them from identifying this, addressing the problem, and averting the significant injuries she sustained as a result. Now, she has hemiplegia and aphasia. These both require constant medical care which costs her a lot of money and completely changes her quality of life. She has brought a claim against the medical providers and companies responsible for these developments. Her claims seeks damages for all of the injuries that resulted. The case awaits resolution.
Assault Charges Trigger New Lawsuit in Illinois
This sexual assault case was filed against a local Illinois hospital in the middle of 2017. The plaintiff alleges that a male nurse fondled his genitals as he helped the patient bath. From that incident, the plaintiff claims a variety of harms including emotional distress. The claim targets staff that treated him as well as the facilities where he stayed including the Amita Health Medical Group. Cases involving sexual assault normally focus heavily on intangible or non-economic damages that resulted from the abuse. These might include depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other reductions in quality of life. They also typically cover related losses like medical care to treat these issues. Obviously, plaintiffs may make a claim for the direct expenses of the alleged abuse such as any lost income or increased bills.
Glendale Heights Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe your loved one suffered an injury while a patient at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Glen Oaks, call the law offices of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Our knowledgeable Glendale Heights attorneys can provide legal assistance on your family’s behalf to ensure your financial compensation claim is successfully resolved.
We urge you to call our DuPage County medical malpractice law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your no-obligation, free comprehensive recompense claim review. No upfront payments are required because our law firm accepts all medical malpractice claims for compensation through contingency fee agreements.