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 health care
- 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.
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
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 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.