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$4.2 Million Anesthesia Error
$4 Million Sexual Abuse
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$3.0 Million Pedestrian Accident

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Malpractice Lawyers

Gottlieb Memorial HospitalGottlieb Memorial Hospital is a 32-bed nursing home providing services and cares to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

701 West North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(708) 681-3200

http://www.gottliebhospital.org/

The Loyola Medicine-affiliated hospital provides diverse services to the local community including:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Cardiology care
  • Cancer treatment
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Primary care
  • Women's health
  • Urology
  • Surgical services
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Bariatric services
  • Gynecology
  • Podiatry
  • Gastroenterology
  • Ear, nose and throat care
  • Rectal and colon surgery
  • Wound healing
  • Hospice
  • Reconstructive and plastic surgeries

Illinois State Designations

Currently, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital maintains numerous state designations including:

  • Trauma Center Level II
  • Emergency Apartment Approved for Pediatrics
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Perinatal II

Patient Safety

Throughout the year, both federal and state government agencies continuously monitor hospitals and medical centers in Illinois to identify serious problems concerning patient safety. According to the Illinois Hospital Report Card, numerous issues were reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health that includes:

Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Surgical Site Infections Associated with Total Replacement Surgery (2017) with zero reported infections out of 284 procedures.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA Infections (2017) with two reported infections involving Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections over 27,495 patient days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2017) with 18 reported highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 27,495 patient days. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, this statistical rate is significantly worse than the national average.

Safety Concerns

  • Inpatient Bypass Graft Death Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) with one out of 124 patients

  • Inpatient Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) with 10 of 246 patients

  • Pneumonia Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) with 17 of 515 patients

  • Hip Fracture Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) with one of 99 patients

  • Stroke Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) with 19 of 204 patients

  • Congestive Heart Failure Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) with 13 of 440 patients

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) with four out of 1,845 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 14.9% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is slightly lower than the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 16% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly higher than the national average (15.9%) and Illinois average (15.98%).

  • Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 21.2% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge were readmitted. This statistical rate is slightly lower than the national average (21.6%) and Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 9.9% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly higher than the national average (11.9%) and Illinois average (11.67%).

  • Heart Attack Patient Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 15.7% of all patients treated at the hospital for heart attack were readmitted to the facility 30 days after discharge for retreatment. The statistical percent is slightly lower than the national average (16.3%) and Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 12.8% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is slightly lower than the national average (13.6%) and Illinois average (13.32 percent).

Sample Medical Malpractice Claims and Awards Involving Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

$385,000 Settlement; Illinois Hospital Fall Accident Claim

This hospital accident involved an elderly male patient. In fact, he was eighty-six years old at the time of the incident. Apparently, doctors deemed him a high risk for falls before the event. Nevertheless, staff failed to put in place sufficient rails or other precautionary devices to prevent him from falling. He did fall over and injure himself. The damage was pretty significant. He broke his hip. For an elderly man this can be quite a serious injury. This claim came out of that accident. It targeted the hospital and nurse with malpractice and negligence. The insurance company for both of those parties ended up offering a settlement agreement. The man received $385,000 in compensation.

$1,750,000 Settlement; Illinois Hospital Malpractice Claim

The patient involved in this hospital incident was forty-five years old. She was undergoing treatments at Gottlieb Hospital. Her doctor performed a biopsy on her. However, he did not supervise her bleeding. Also, he failed to diagnose her for a blood clotting irregularity. The combination of these errors caused her to bleed uncontrollably. She died not long after these developments commenced. Her husband and three children survived her. They brought this wrongful death and survival action. It cited the doctors and hospital with malpractice. Further, it blamed them for their losses, the woman’s pain, and all of their related harms. For these things, they sought compensation from the defendants. In a combined settlement, the family received $1.75 million.

$1,200,000 Settlement; Illinois Birth Injury Claim

The patient in the middle of this hospital matter was just a newborn. The baby was born in a local Illinois facility. Allegedly, doctors did not monitor or screen her for retinopathy. Since the child was premature, these steps should have been taken. In fact, no ophthalmological exam took place. Due to these errors and the failure to diagnose, the baby suffered blindness. This claim was filed as a direct result of these missteps. It charged the doctors and facilities involved with malpractice. It reasoned the baby’s injuries (and related disability, expenses, and other harms) were caused by the defendants’ negligence. The cause of action sought compensation for these developments. The defendants’ replies were not tested by a jury. Rather, they settled for a reported $1.2 million.

$3,000,000 Settlement; Illinois Malpractice Claim

The man who brought this action against a hospital was just twenty-six years old. He was staying at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. His complaint set out that over a two-day period, staff did not monitor or diagnose him for back problems. As a result, he developed cauda equina syndrome. This is a nerve issue affecting the spine. It is not a minor issue either. The matter caused him great bladder and bowel pain. It also led to sexual dysfunction. He sued the doctors and hospital. He alleged it could have only occurred but for their neglect, negligence, and malpractice. He sought compensation for the harms their conduct caused him including great physical, emotional, and other injuries. The defendants did not want to push this matter in court. Faced with their glairing errors, they opted to settle. The man recovered $3 million.

Melrose Park, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you were injured while you were a patient at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, your injuries might have been caused by medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal assistance to patients who have suffered injuries from a medical mistake or error.

Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss the merits of your 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 case through a jury trial or negotiated out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.

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