Edward Hospital Malpractice Attorneys
Edward Hospital & Health Services is a 357-bed regional, full-service health care facility providing medical services to Naperville and DuPage County, Illinois. The medical center is located in Chicago’s western suburbs at:
- 801 South Washington St.
- Naperville, IL 60566
- (630) 355-0450
The facility offers private patient rooms along with community access to innovative programming and complex medical specialties. The care is covered by over 1000 physicians and 1200 nurses that represent more than 80 surgical and medical specialties. Since 2014, the facility has been designated as a regional magnet hospital offering nursing excellence, premium patient/medical professional communication and shared decision-making that produce optimal health care outcomes.
When rated against other hospitals and medical facilities throughout the United States, Edward Hospital maintains an overall “B+” score, ranking it in the 68 percentile. This rating is calculated using publicly available information including patient satisfaction, staff responsiveness, medical staff/patient communication and adverse complicated events that could be the result of medical malpractice.
Illinois State Designations
Edward Hospital maintains five specific state designations that include:
Perinatal III Trauma Center II Magnet Recognition Pediatric Critical Care Center Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
All medical centers and hospitals in Illinois are required to follow specific protocols that have been proven effective at reducing the potential of post-surgery and post-procedure infections. However, like all medical facilities, Edward Hospital has experienced numerous facility-acquired infections, many that place the lives of their patients in danger. The following data was accumulated throughout 2017 and reported to the CDC - NHSN (National Health Safety Network) surveillance system. The infections acquired at Edward Hospital during that time include:
- Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) between 01/01/2017 and 12/31/2017 Include:
- Infections Developed in the Adult Surgical/Medical Intensive Care Unit – 0 infection incidents of 1854 central line days.
- Infections Developed in the Adult Medical ICU – 0 infection incidents of 2484 central line days.
- Infections Developed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level II/III) – 1 infection incidents out of 1393 central line days.
- Surgical Site Infections (SSI) Incident Rates between 01/01/2017 and 12/31/2017 Include:
- Infection Developed Post-Total Knee Replacement – 1 infection incident out of 740 procedures.
- MRSA and CDI Bloodstream Infection Onset Incident Rates between 01/01/2017 and 12/31/2017 Include:
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections – 1 infection incidents out of 105,590 patient days
- Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) – 80 infection incidents out of 91,498 patient days, which is significantly worse when compared to the national average.
Patient Safety Concerns
Using hospital discharge data collected by the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), the Illinois Department of Public Health disperses information on patient safety measures involving on-site adverse events and complications at medical facilities throughout the state. Recent patient safety concerns at Edward Hospital are based on data accumulated between 01/01/2015 and 12/31/2015 that include:
- Numbers of public safety concerns in 2014 that are significantly worse compared to state averages that involve:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) or Postoperative Lung Embolism – 46 incidents out of 5157 patients. Not statistically significantly better or worse than state average since 2015.
- Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung – 11 incidents out of 15,021 patients. Statistically significantly worse than state average since 2015.
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure – 41 incidents out of 2741 patients. Not statistically significantly better or worse than state average since 2015.
- Postoperative Hemorrhages and Hematomas – 47 incidents out of 5020 patients. Statistically significantly worse than state average since 2015.
- Other incidences of public safety concerns in 2014 that are not statistically worse or better compared to state averages involve:
- Accidental Laceration or Puncture Wound – 37 incidents out of 15,729 patients. Statistically significantly worse than state average since 2015.
- Abdominal Wall Surgeries with Wound Complications – 1 incident out of 738 patients. Statistically significantly better than state average or performing at the best possible rate since 2015.
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements Against Edward Hospital
$14,000,000 Settlement; Illinois Failure to Diagnose Case
The patient in this hospital case was in her late fifties. She had diagnostic testing done at Edward Hospital in late 2011 (November). Apparently, staff failed to diagnose a 1.4-centimeter lump. The mass was located in her left lung. Doctors did not spot it until spring of 2015. Then, the cancer was already in Stage IV. It had progressed to four centimeters. Also, the cancer had metastasized to her brain. By that point, there was little that could be done. Along the way, the woman had racked up more than $1 million in medical bills. This claim was brought after these developments. Obviously, it alleged malpractice and negligence. It pointed out the obvious: failure to identify and treat the cancer that started in her lung and went into her brain. In a private settlement, the plaintiffs obtained $14 million. This was settled after the plaintiffs were awarded $15.2 million by a Cook County jury.
$5,000,000 Settlement; Illinois Medical Malpractice Case
The patient in this hospital dispute was just in his middle fifties. He had a lucrative career as a chemist. Apparently suffering from the effects of a stroke, he went to Edward Hospital in Illinois. Staff performed an MRI. That showed that he had occlusion in his right artery within the vertebra. Then, doctors did an angiogram. However, they negligently injected the area with tPA. That required another operation to put a stent in the other area, the left one. Still, he sustained thrombosis, emboli, and cerebral dissections. His condition wholly declined as a result of the original error. Now, medical staff need to help him with virtually every aspect of life including walking around and eating. Plus, he has lost the ability to speak though he can use a computer to communicate. He brought a claim against the facility for malpractice. He alleged that its surgical error and related negligence caused his injuries. He claimed over $1 million in medical bills and almost $2 million in lost wages as a result. The facility decided to settle with the man. He received $5 million in compensation.
$500,000 Settlement; Illinois Bed Rail Case
The woman who brought this Illinois claim was fifty-two years old. She was staying at Edward Hospital in Illinois. Everything was going just fine until the last day. On that occasion, a nurse tried to take out an IV from her arm. In the process of doing this, she hit the bed rail. The bed rail fell down onto the patient's arm. The injury was not minor. She sustained nueropathic pain. Now, she needs injections just to manage the pain. Still, she experienced discomfort. Also, it cost her almost $150,000 to correct the original error. To recoup these costs and make up for the changed quality of life, she brought this action. It charged the facility with misconduct, malpractice, and negligence. In a private agreement, the woman opted to settle the dispute for a reported $500,000.
$750,000 Settlement; Illinois Surgical Error Claim
Here, a 71-year-old patient brought a claim against an Illinois hospital. It all started when she a Whipple operation done. That was to treat a lesion that had sprung up along her pancreas. However, during the Whipple procedure, Edward Hospital staff left material inside her body. This led to an infection. Only after imaging was done did they discover the forgotten materials. Then, they had to conduct another operation in order to take it out of her body. Still, she needed two months of rehabilitation in order to get better from the trauma. She sued the facility for negligence and malpractice. She claimed that materials should not have been left behind during the procedure, and that this directly led to her damages including pain, suffering, and medical expenses. In a private settlement, the woman received $750,000.Naperville, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have been harmed after being admitted to the Naperville Edward Hospital, the harm might be the result of medical malpractice by negligent staff members. The reputable Naperville medical negligence attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can provide immediate legal representation to hold those at fault accountable for your damages. We accept cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injuries on contingency. This means no upfront fees are required. We encourage you to call our law offices today to discuss the merits of your case so you can receive the financial compensation you deserve.