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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is a 259-bed “not-for-profit" medical Center providing cares and services to residents of Elmhurst and DuPage County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

155 E. Brush Hill Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 833-1400

https://www.eehealth.org/

The Medical Center provides various services to the community including:

  • Anxiety services
  • Breast healthcare
  • CT scans, x-rays and MRI
  • Bariatric services
  • Cardiology
  • Behavioral health
  • Depression
  • Orthopedics
  • Oncology
  • Medication management
  • Interventional radiology
  • Gynecology
  • Maternity
  • Emergency care

National Rankings

In a comparative analysis of all hospitals and medical centers throughout the United States, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital maintains an overall “B” ranking score in the 59th percentile. According to Analytics MD, the facility's areas of strength include quite patient rooms and quick service in the emergency department. Areas of improvement include staff responsiveness and the cost of patient days at the facility.

The emergency department at the hospital provides crucial care to the local community. The smooth flow of care is essential to ensure that every patient is provided quick treatment when necessary. This facility ranks high in incoming patient flow (76th percentile), admitted patient flow (86th percentile), and discharged patient flow (73 rd percentile). However, the frustrated patients leaving the emergency department rank in the 70th percentile, which is significantly higher than most U.S. hospitals.

Illinois State Designations

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital maintains for specific state designations that include:

  • Perinatal II+ – As a level II+ perinatal facility, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is a part of the Regionalized Perinatal System that identifies inappropriately treats high-risk pregnant women, fetuses, and newborns. The system was designed as an efficient program to improve perinatal outcomes when handling potential complications during the mother’s labor and delivery. Staff members receive specialized training in neonatal procedures.
    The Level II+ designation means the facility has extended capabilities in the neonatal department to provide an immediate level of care to women of childbearing age and handle highly complex newborn issues. While the facility does not provide special cares in a neonatal intensive care nursery, a specially trained neonatologist provides high-risk care to newborns.
  • Trauma Center Level II – As a level II trauma center, the hospital is a part of the Illinois trauma system. The facility’s Medical Director also doubles as the Trauma Surgeon and provide specialized services including emergency medicine, intensive care, radiology, anesthesiology services and sub-specialty surgical care. The Level II designation ensures that essential services are available at the facility 24/7 and that all other needed services are readily available to the patient within 60 minutes every day of the week.
  • Magnet Recognition – The American Nurses Association under the American Nurses Credentialing Center developed the Magnet Recognition Program in the hopes of demonstrating excellence in nursing practices and providing quality care to patients. To be recognized as a part of the Magnet Recognition Program, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital provides a strong nursing leadership, a commitment to using the best practices of professional nursing and developing/enforcing policies that emphasize nursing accountability, patient advocacy and the coordination of patient care.
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) – The hospital is just one of more than 100 Illinois medical facilities that are recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Emergency Medical Services for Children program for its available resources and capacity to provide critical care and emergency care to injured and seriously ill children.

The success of the program is based on providing a high level of care by specially trained professionals offering critical emergency care to children. In addition, the facility maintains pediatric medication, supplies, and equipment on-site 24/7 and continually develops quality improvements involving pediatric activities.

Filing a Medical Malpractice Compensation Lawsuit

Any failure by the medical staff or facility to provide the highest level of nursing/medical care could result in a medical malpractice compensation lawsuit, where the victim seeks financial recompense from parties responsible for their negligence. However, these cases are highly complex and often require the skills, dedication, and expertise of competent personal injury attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice cases.

To begin the process, the attorney working on behalf of the victim will review medical records, evaluate the merit of the claim, hire medical experts to testify and file all necessary paperwork in accordance with Illinois tort laws and the state’s statute of limitations. This paperwork must be filed in the appropriate court. In DuPage County, the location of the County Court is at:

DuPage County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 707
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 407-8700
Circuit Court Clerk Chris Kachiroubas

Sample Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements Against Edward Hospital Elmhurst Hospital

$2,200,000 Settlement; Illinois Child-Birth Case

This hospital controversy occurred in Elmhurst, Illinois. The patient involved was just a new baby boy. Doctors discovered that he had irregular bilirubin levels. In these circumstances, this would require a total body transfusion. This is a procedure that attempts to calibrate the body's blood levels along more appropriate lines to avoid toxicity and other issues. However, in the little boy's case, the transfusion was late. This caused him to suffer major hearing loss. A claim was brought on his behalf. It complained that this incident would not have happened in the absence of negligence and malpractice. It sought compensation for the damages the oversight caused including pain, disability, reduced life quality, and medical expenses. The boy obtained a $2.2 million settlement from the self-insured facility.

$4,250,000 Settlement; Illinois Hospital Malpractice Case

Here, things did not go well during the delivery of a babyin this Illinois hospital matter. The mother was thirty-six years old. This was her second child. During and right after the deliver, she went into cardiac arrest and shock which caused encephalopathy. The origins of these issues were the heart of this dispute. Lawyers for the woman alleged that doctors failed to diagnose her diabetes, pre-eclampsia, and toxicity. They further offered that the anesthesiologist did not check her blood pressure prior to transferring. Had that doctor done that, her high levels would have noticed and treated. Since they were not, she went into shock and suffered a major brain injury. Following these developments, she needs round-the-clock care. The events immediately caused her almost $100,000 in medical bills. They would cost her much more than that for long-term care. This is not to mention the pain, suffering, and disability that the whole ordeal created for her. To make up for this, she brought a claim against the doctors and facility. However, the matter was not decided by a jury. All sides settled for a combined $4.25 million.

New Claim Brought after Woman Falls at Illinois Hospital

This claim was brought against a hospital by an elderly woman. She was seventy-seven years old. Previously, she had had an amputationdoneon both of her legs. On the right leg, it was done below the knee. On the left leg, it was done above the knee. She underwent rehabilitation and therapy at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. While this was underway, staff knew that she was at risk for falling downand injuring herself. Nevertheless, they did not put in place any preventative measures to keep her from doing just that. Also, they did not employ a gait belt while she moved around the facility. Subsequently, she actually did fall over and break her femur. This fracture occurred on her right leg. It required surgery to correct. After this had taken place, she brought a claim against the facility and medical professional involved for malpractice. Her complaint cites the failures previously listed and seeks compensation for the harms they caused including pain and expenses.

Misread X-ray Allegedly Leads to Death

This hospital claim was recently brought by a wife after her husband passed away. He was just sixty years old at the time of his death. He had x-raysperformed at Elmhurst Hospital. The radiologist believed they were fine and discharged him. However, he actually had cancer in his lung. They failed to diagnose him for this problem and it went untreated. Eventually, it metastasized and spread throughout his body. It took his life just a few years after the x-ray consult. This wrongful death claim arose as a result. The complaint seeks compensation for the economic and non-economic damages that the plaintiffs incurred. It targets the doctors, hospital, and radiologist. The case was filed in DuPage County, Illinois. The matter awaits a resolution.

$2,200,000 Settlement; Illinois Child-Birth Case

This hospital controversy occurred in Elmhurst, Illinois. The patient involved was just a new baby boy. Doctors discovered that he had irregular bilirubin levels. In these circumstances, this would require a total body transfusion. This is a procedure that attempts to calibrate the body's blood levels along more appropriate lines to avoid toxicity and other issues. However, in the little boy's case, the transfusion was late. This caused him to suffer major hearing loss. A claim was brought on his behalf. It complained that this incident would not have happened in the absence of negligence and malpractice. It sought compensation for the damages the oversight caused including pain, disability, reduced life quality, and medical expenses. The boy obtained a $2.2 million settlement from the self-insured facility.

$4,250,000 Settlement; Illinois Hospital Malpractice Case

Here, things did not go well during the delivery of a babyin this Illinois hospital matter. The mother was thirty-six years old. This was her second child. During and right after the deliver, she went into cardiac arrest and shock which caused encephalopathy. The origins of these issues were the heart of this dispute. Lawyers for the woman alleged that doctors failed to diagnose her diabetes, pre-eclampsia, and toxicity. They further offered that the anesthesiologist did not check her blood pressure prior to transferring. Had that doctor done that, her high levels would have noticed and treated. Since they were not, she went into shock and suffered a major brain injury. Following these developments, she needs round-the-clock care. The events immediately caused her almost $100,000 in medical bills. They would cost her much more than that for long-term care. This is not to mention the pain, suffering, and disability that the whole ordeal created for her. To make up for this, she brought a claim against the doctors and facility. However, the matter was not decided by a jury. All sides settled for a combined $4.25 million.

New Claim Brought after Woman Falls at Illinois Hospital

This claim was brought against a hospital by an elderly woman. She was seventy-seven years old. Previously, she had had an amputationdoneon both of her legs. On the right leg, it was done below the knee. On the left leg, it was done above the knee. She underwent rehabilitation and therapy at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. While this was underway, staff knew that she was at risk for falling downand injuring herself. Nevertheless, they did not put in place any preventative measures to keep her from doing just that. Also, they did not employ a gait belt while she moved around the facility. Subsequently, she actually did fall over and break her femur. This fracture occurred on her right leg. It required surgery to correct. After this had taken place, she brought a claim against the facility and medical professional involved for malpractice. Her complaint cites the failures previously listed and seeks compensation for the harms they caused including pain and expenses.

Misread X-ray Allegedly Leads to Death

This hospital claim was recently brought by a wife after her husband passed away. He was just sixty years old at the time of his death. He had x-raysperformed at Elmhurst Hospital. The radiologist believed they were fine and discharged him. However, he actually had cancer in his lung. They failed to diagnose him for this problem and it went untreated. Eventually, it metastasized and spread throughout his body. It took his life just a few years after the x-ray consult. This wrongful death claim arose as a result. The complaint seeks compensation for the economic and non-economic damages that the plaintiffs incurred. It targets the doctors, hospital, and radiologist. The case was filed in DuPage County, Illinois. The matter awaits a resolution.

Elmhurst Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you believe that your spouse, parent or grandparent suffered a serious injury or died prematurely while a patient at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can provide legal options now. Allow our seasoned Illinois medical malpractice attorneys to file your claim for compensation against every party responsible for causing your loved one’s harm. Our experience in handling previous cases can ensure a successful financial outcome to your claim for compensation.

We encourage you to call our DuPage County area medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757 today. Speak with one of our representatives to schedule your comprehensive, no-obligation case consultation. You are not required to make any upfront fee because we accept all medical malpractice cases and wrongful death lawsuits through contingency fee agreements.

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