Doctor John Warner Hospital is a 25-bed government owned Medical Center providing cares and services to residents of Clinton and Crawford County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
422 W. White St.
Clinton, IL 61727
The facility provides various medical services to the local community that include:
- Emergency care
- Cardiopulmonary services
- Family medicine
- Physical therapy
- Respiratory therapy
- Sleep laboratory
Infection Prevention Staffing
The increasing rates of facility-acquired infections are a growing issue in hospitals and medical centers nationwide. Because of that, the Illinois state law (Code 250.1000) mandates that every hospital must develop and enforce an infection prevention and control program. The measurable data provides a snapshot of the level of infection prevention staffing at every facility in Illinois. As of 12/31/2015, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported that Doctor John Warner Hospital’s measurable results included:
- Infection Prevention and Control Staff – 1.6 per 100 beds
- Infection prevention and control staff members who are CIC-certified (certified in infection control) – 0.0 per 100 beds.
Critical Care Nursing Staff
The level of care provided to every patient needing critical care is often dependent on the RN nursing staff ratio. The measurable data represents the total number of hours worked by a facility nurse in the hospital’s critical care unit as determined by the total number of patient days. Currently, the Illinois Department of Public Health determined that the critical care nursing staff hours during the reporting period included:
- Registered Nurse Nursing Hours in Critical Care – 20.67 hours, which is significantly higher than the Illinois state average of 15.18 hours.
- All Nurses Nursing Hours in Critical Care – 20.67 hours, which is significantly higher than the Illinois state average of 16.93 hours.
Emergency Department Utilization
The federal government and the state of Illinois maintain data on emergency departments at hospitals and medical centers statewide. This information provides the total number of patients that were admitted to the hospital emergency room. High volumes compared to the size of the location could be an indicator of a lack of primary care due to the ratio of medical professionals to patients seen. For the year 2015, Doctor John Warner Hospital's results of utilizing the emergency department included:
- 5677 Patients – The total number of emergency department visits
- 34 Patients – The total number of inpatient emergency department visits
- 5643 Patients – The total number of outpatient emergency department visits.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim
Misdiagnosing a serious life-threatening disease or condition is the most common cause of injury leading to medical malpractice claims. In fact, heart attacks, breast cancer, and colon cancer are the three leading misdiagnosed diseases that occur much more frequently than many patients would expect.
Medical malpractice occurring in a hospital setting can happen when the facility or staff members are negligent in their duties in providing an acceptable standard of care. The standards have been established by the medical industry, the location of the facility in the number of available resources at the hospital.
However, even an outright case of a medical mistake is not always a clear-cut indication that the victim can file a medical malpractice claim. This is because the injured victim has the burden of proving how the negligence occurred and who or what was the direct cause of the injury. As an example, a doctor may have failed to diagnose a patient’s condition in a timely manner by not performing an established test to determine or rule out identifying the underlying cause of the patient’s problems. These types of cases are typically easy to prove that negligence, carelessness or recklessness was involved. However, it might take years for a medical device manufacturer that is selling a substandard product (joint replacement or another device) to determine that the product is defective.
Because of the complexities of personal injury cases involving medical malpractice, victims and surviving family members of deceased victims will hire skilled personal injury attorneys with years of experience in these types of cases. After determining the validity and merits of a medical malpractice claim, the lawyer will begin the process of building the case and will notify all potential defendants and file all the necessary paperwork in the appropriate court. In Crawford County, that location is:
Crawford County Circuit Court
P.O. Box 655
Robinson, IL 62454
County Clerk Angie Reinhold
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements Against Doctor John Warner Hospital
$1,439,824 Verdict; Illinois Hospital Malpractice Case
This hospital controversy occurred across two different facilities. The patient started at John Warner, but then was moved to St. Francis Medical Center. He had cardiac as well as gastrointestinal problems. Over much of his stay, he was put on Heparin. His estate later claimed that this led to bleeding, complications, and his eventual death. They argued that this should not have been continued, failed to notice its detrimental effects, and that failing to do so was negligence. Furthermore, it was negligence they argued that caused his untimely death. The defendants denied this chain of reasoning. They dismissed it caused the bleeding. Plus, they stated the Heparin use was noted at all times. Refusing to settle, both sides took their case to trial. A jury found for the plaintiffs in the amount of $1,439,825 for wrongful death damages ($1,339,824) and survival damages ($100,000).
Robinson Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe that your loved one has suffered serious harm or injury while a patient at Doctor John Warner Hospital, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today. Our Clinton medical malpractice attorneys have represented clients with cases involving mistreatment and neglect. Our law firm works on your behalf to ensure that your family receives substantial financial recompense for the losses, harm, injuries or damages endured by your loved one.
Call our Crawford County medical malpractice law firm today at (888) 424-5757 to speak with one of our representatives who can assist you in scheduling your no obligation, free case evaluation. There is no need to make any upfront payment for our legal services in fees because our law firm accepts all medical malpractice neglect and mistreatment cases through contingency fee arrangements. Our fees are paid only once we have successfully resolved your case by negotiating a settlement or winning your case at trial.