Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is a 228-bed hospital providing cares and services to residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois the facility is located at:
225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago IL 60611
The Chicago metropolitan area hospital provides pediatric care and services to the local community that include:
- Cardiology and cardiac surgery
- Kidney diseases
- Oncology and Hematology
- Neurology and pulmonary care
- Orthopedic surgery
- Neonatal intensive care
- Gastroenterology care
Illinois State Designations
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago maintains the following designations:
- Perinatal III
- Pediatric Trauma Center I
- Magnet recognition
- Pediatric Critical Care Center
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
All hospitals and medical centers in Illinois subject to federal and state regulations are routinely monitored using publically available statistical data to identify patient safety concerns. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and their families.
Health Care-Associated Infections
- Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Medical/Surgical ICU with six reported infections over 4021 central-line days. N/A since the last year monitored (2016).
- Central Line Associated Infections in the Level III Neonatal ICU with three reported infections over 65850 central-line days
- Central Line Associated Infections in the Pediatric Cardiothoracic ICU with 13 reported infections over 7334 Central-line days.
- Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA for 2017 with seven infections reported over 81,363 patient days.
- Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2017 with 56 reported infections over 66,743 patient days.
- Pediatric Heart Surgery Mortality (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 4 out of 195 patients. Not statistically better/worse since the last year monitored (2015).
- Pediatric Postoperative Wound Dehiscence in Abdominopelvic Surgical Patients (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 402 patients
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration, Pediatric (for 2015) 3 out of 10,786 patients. N/A since the last year monitored (2015)
- Pediatric Iatrogenic Pneumothorax (healthcare-associated collapsed lung) in Non-Neonates (for 2015) 8 out of 10,244 patients with a rate adjusted rate of 0.63 per thousand patients. The Illinois Department of Public Health states that this statistic is significantly worse in the State average. Also, it is still statistically worse since the last year monitored (2015)
- Heart Surgery Mortality Rate – Pediatric (for 2015) 3 out of 238 patients. Not statistically better/worse since the last year monitored (2015).
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements Against Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
$17 Million Settlement; Illinois Hospital Malpractice Case
This hospital lawsuit was brought after a young boy died following surgery in Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The child was just nineteen months old. The trouble started when he underwent surgery to take a out a cyst. After that operation ended, doctors noticed that he was bleeding and that his throat had swelled up. They commenced a second surgery. During that procedure, he went into cardiac arrest. He also suffered a massive brain injury. After the dust had settled, it became clear that his throat and thyrohyoid membrane were impacted during the original operation. Also, doctors did not open an airway properly in the subsequent surgery. A case was brought against the parties involved for surgical error and negligence. They claimed several damages including pain, suffering, and bills (over $1 million in medical fees alone). In a private settlement, the plaintiffs recovered $17 million.
Failed Diagnosis Spurs New Illinois Malpractice Lawsuit
A father brought this recently filed Illinois case. He did so after his little girl died just after seeing some doctors. The lawsuit targets several physicians, a local medical facility, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. It claims that they failed to diagnose her bacterial meningitis. Then, she passed away because it was not treated. She had originally entered the care facility due to a streptococcus pyogenes infection. The father claims that the defendants committed medical malpractice by not spotting and treating the meningitis. He is seeking various damages related to the tragedy of her passing, his grief, and related harms and losses.
Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If your child suffered serious harm or injury while he or she was a pediatric patient at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, their damages might have occurred by medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal services to protect patients who have suffered injuries by mistakes and errors in any medical settings.
Contact our attorneys today to schedule a no-obligation, free case evaluation to discuss the legal options in a 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 pediatric medical malpractice case through a jury trial or negotiated an out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.