AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale is a 261-bed “not-for-profit” church-associated facility providing medical services and cares for residents of Hinsdale and DuPage County, Illinois. The Center is located at:
120 N. Oak St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
The facility provides various services to the community that include:
- Behavioral healthcare
- Cancer care
- Vascular and heart care services
- Pain center
- Pediatric services
- Neurological care
- Physical rehabilitation
- Outpatient services
- Surgical services
- Sleep disorder care
Illinois State Designations
AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale maintains four specific state designations that include:
- Perinatal III – The hospital participates in the Regionalized Perineal System that was designed to improve perinatal outcomes for pregnant women, especially those with medical complications. The level III facility provides intensive care options for high-risk pregnant women experiencing complicated pregnancies or high-risk newborn issues. The facility offers sub-specialty care through their neonatal intensive care unit.
- Trauma Center Level II – The state trauma system is designed to coordinate activities including pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency services. At this facility, the medical director serves as the trauma surgeon and specializes in trauma services by providing subspecialty emergency medicine, surgical care, radiology, anesthesiology services and intensive care. At Level II, the hospital must provide around-the-clock essential services and make other services not provided at the facility readily available within one hour.
- Magnet Recognition – The American Nurse’s Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association developed this recognition program to use quality patient care and effective nursing practices as the driving force to improve the quality of care offered at the facility. This hospital, like others, provides strong nursing leadership, commitment to the best professional nursing practices and the development of interdisciplinary relationships and support up patient advocacy.
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) – This hospital is among the 100 plus medical centers in the state that are recognized by the emergency medical services for children program and the Illinois Department of Public Health is one that receives the highest level in providing critical and emergency care to injured and seriously ill children. The staff has received special training in pediatric critical an emergency care and follow treatment protocols for abused children, injured children and those who are critically ill.
The hospital participates in the Illinois Emergency Medical System under section 515.4000 an offer pediatric patients a high level of emergency department care 24/7.
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 2017, the Medical Center’s bloodstream infection rates included:
- Zero Infections out of 52,560 Patient Days involving the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections.
- 2 Infections out of 42,428 Patient Days involving the Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) incident rates.
- 2 infections out of 2,282 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 – Not statistically better/worse since the last year monitored (2015).
- Accidental Puncturing Lacerations – Not statistically better/worse since the last year monitored (2015).
- Post-Operative Respiratory Failure – Not statistically better/worse since the last year monitored (2015).
Common Mistakes by Hospitals and Doctors
Most lawsuit cases involving medical malpractice are filed when a medical professional or hospital fails to provide the patient and appropriate level of health care. When the mistake is based on negligence, recklessness or carelessness and the patient suffers harm or died prematurely, a medical malpractice case is likely to be filed by the victim or their surviving family members. The most common mistakes involving medical malpractice include:
- Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis – Most complaints filed under medical malpractice claims involve physicians who failed to diagnose a life-threatening disease by not performing tests and evaluations in a timely manner. To win compensation, the victim’s attorney must prove how the treating physician can be held liable for malpractice because any reasonably competent and skillful physician would have made the correct diagnosis.
- Childbirth Injuries – Doctors failed to diagnose medical conditions or identify birth defects, ectopic pregnancies or contagious diseases including neonatal lupus or genital herpes. In addition, the doctor can be found negligent during childbirth by failing to anticipate any complication during the birthing process or not responding appropriately to indicators of fetal distress.
- Medication Mistakes – If the doctor prescribes the being correct dosage of a prescription drug or the nurse administers the incorrect dosage, they can be found negligent. In addition, malfunctioning equipment that administers medications or defibrillators with dead batteries can also be the focus attention on a malpractice case.
- Surgical Mistakes – Many medical malpractice lawsuits are filed because of a mistake or error that occurs during a surgical procedure, including puncturing an internal organ or failing to remove surgical instruments from the patient’s body.
Medical malpractice cases are highly complex. To be successful in resolving the case for financial compensation, the victim will likely need to hire a skilled personal injury attorney with years of training in a comprehensive understanding of tort law. In addition to following the complicated rules, the attorney will need to file all the necessary paperwork in the proper court with the appropriate County Clerk. The courthouse and DuPage County is located 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 Hinsdale Medical Center
Botched Surgery Leads to New Case in Illinois
The man who brought this hospital case needed laparoscopic hip labrum debridement. Basically, that is a remote hip procedure. In order to perform the operation successfully, staff needed to use anesthesia. However, during the laryngoscopy, they impacted several of his teeth and broke his gum line. This required him to have follow up procedures in order to undo the damage of the original mishap. This claim came about as a result. It sought care for the negligence and damage that directly resulted. Ordinally, with cases like this, plaintiffs can seek reimbursement for medical care, lost wages, disability, disfigurement, long-term pain as well as lost quality of life.
Failed Delivery Leads to Illinois Wrongful Death Case
A mother presented to this Hinsdale hospital because she could not feel her baby moving inside her. Later, she would claim in her hospital lawsuit that staff did not properly treat her. Had they done that, she argues they would have identified diabetic ketoacidosis and promptly order a C-section. They did not and this alleged failed diagnosis and treatment led to the baby being delivered stillborn. The child’s parents and sibling survived her. They brought this wrongful death case on their and the kid’s behalf. These cases seek recompense for the immediate pain of the person’s death, the costs, and the suffering as well as loss it will cause in the long-term future. They are seeking damages from the doctors, nurses, and facilities involved in the incident.
Hinsdale Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe your loved one was victimized by medical care professionals while a patient at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, call the law offices of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today. We urge you to contact our DuPage County medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, free case consultation today. Talk with one of our experienced attorneys who can provide you numerous legal options on how to proceed.
No upfront payments are necessary because our law firm accepts every personal injury case, wrongful death lawsuit and medical malpractice claim for compensation through contingency fee agreements. This means our legal fees will be paid only once we have negotiated your out-of-court settlement or one your case at trial.