Hammond Henry Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Hammond-Henry Hospital is a 61-bed “not for profit” medical facility providing services and cares for residents of Geneseo and Henry County Illinois. The Center is located at:
600 N. College Avenue
Geneseo, IL 61254
Along with providing emergency services and care to the community, the medical facility also offers:
- Cardiopulmonary care
- Imaging services
- Home health services
- Long care
- Social Services
- Sleeping disorder care
- Surgery Center
- Rehabilitation services
- Surgical clinic
- Colona clinic
Illinois State Designations
Hammond-Henry Hospital maintains one specific state designation that includes:
- Perinatal I – The Hammond-Henry Hospital in Henry County is a part of the Illinois Regionalized Perinatal System that was developed to reduce the incident rate of perinatal complications and produce enhanced perinatal outcomes through early detection of at-risk patients and providing effective treatment to childbearing women and their fetus/newborn.
The program’s success has been based on the combination of providing nursing, medical and ancillary services to high-risk pregnant women. This is accomplished by making available subspecialist care and specialized neonatal equipment. However, the facility does not have a neonatal intensive care nursery or special care unit.
Bloodstream Infection Rate
The Illinois Department of Public Health monitors every hospital and medical center in the state to accumulate data on facility-acquired incident rates involving Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). This information is accumulated by laboratory test results of patients who were hospitalized for at least four days. The effective measurement tool determines if the bloodstream infection rates at this facility are statistically different than the US average. Current Hammond-Henry Hospital bloodstream infection rates include:
- Facility-Acquired Incident Rate Involving Clostridium Difficile Infections (CDI) – zero infections out of 2849 patient days in 2017. The state of Illinois determined that this rate was “not statistically significantly worse than the national average.
Patient Safety Concerns
The IDPH reviews Hospital discharge information collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as an effective measurement of adverse events and potential complications that occur after hospital procedures or surgeries. For the year 2015, the patient safety concerns involving Hammond-Henry Hospital in Henry County included:
- Postoperative Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT Clotting) or Lung Embolism Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 3.59 per 1000 or 1.0 of 300 patients was significantly lower than the state average of 5.62 per 1000 patients.
- Accidental Laceration or Puncture Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 0.09 per 1000 or 1.0 of 955 patients was slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 1.45 per 1000 patients.
- Postoperative Hematoma or Hemorrhage Rate – The risk-adjusted rate of 6.37 per 1000 or 1.0 of 292 patients was significantly higher than the Illinois state average of 4.46 per 1000 patients.
The Illinois Department of Public Health determined that the above patient safety concerns were “not statistically significantly better or worse than the state average.”
Readmission and 30-Day Mortality Rates
A statistical percentage of all patients at every hospital will need to be readmitted after their current stay due to a serious complication or an effective transition from the hospital to a nursing home or the family’s home. Between the time frame of 07/01/2014 and 06/30/2017, the readmission and 30-day mortality rates for Hammond-Henry Hospital included:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Were Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days – 16.7 percent, which is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 17.56 percent.
- Heart Failure Patients Who Were Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days – 21.8 percent, which is close to the Illinois state average of 22.09 percent.
- Pneumonia Patient 30-Day Mortality Rate – 16.4 percent of all pneumonia patients died within 30 days after being admitted to the facility. This rate is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 16.32 percent.
- Heart Failure Patient 30-Day Mortality Rate – 10.4 percent of all heart failure patients died within 30 days after being admitted to the facility. This rate is slightly lower than the Illinois state average of 11.83 percent.
- Pneumonia Patient Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate – (for the year 2015) The facility had a risk-adjusted rate of 64.64 per 1000 or 4.0 of 103 patients who died because of their condition. This rate is significantly higher (more than 2.5 times higher) than the Illinois state average of 23.48 per 1000 patients. Even so, the facility’s rate was not deemed by the Illinois Department of Health to be “statistically significantly better or worse than the state average.”
Medical Malpractice Claims involving Hammond-Henry Hospital
Emergency Room Visit Spurs New Claim in Illinois
Here, a man entered a hospital after injuring his arm. He hurt himself as he tried to move a big door. Other than the injured arm, there was no other sign of injury including brain trauma. However, a nurse on site that consulted him did diagnose him for a potential stroke. Staff conducted a CT-scan of his head and that appeared normal. Yet, they did not do any testing (x-ray, MRI, CT-scan, etc.) on his arm. Physicians determined that he had suffered a stroke. They failed to diagnose him for a labral tear on that arm. Doctors gave him some medications, but this proved to cause trouble because of other meds he was on at the time. This medication error resulted in a hemorrhage. He sustained brain damage and hemiparesis. Eventually, staff moved him to a nursing home for constant care and attention. This claim was brought at the end of these developments. It charged the doctors, nurses, and facilities involved with responsibility.
Birth Incident Leads to Injuries and New Case in Illinois
This dispute started off innocently enough as a young woman entered the Hammond-Henry Hospital. She was going into labor for the birth of her baby son. Apparently, in the course of this delivery, the child started to show signs of fetal tracings. Staff did not pick up on or diagnose this issue. Consequently, they did not expedite the delivery process. Also, once the child was finally delivered, doctors or nurses did not employ other treatments to help him including cooling and resuscitative efforts. As a result, he suffered a hypoxic brain injury. This obviously had major effects on his quality of life both in a short-term and long-term manner. Representatives on behalf of the little boy brought this claim. It targets the hospital and medical professionals and companies involved in the ordeal and seeks compensation for the pain, suffering, and expenses the events caused him.
Geneseo Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe that your loved one has suffered harm by medical malpractice, mistake or error while they were a patient at Hammond-Henry Hospital, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today. Our skilled Geneseo personal injury attorneys can successfully resolve your malpractice case to hold those who caused your loved one harm financially accountable. Our law firm can file all necessary paperwork in the appropriate court. In Henry County, the courthouse is located at:
307 W. Center St.
Cambridge, IL 61238
Circuit Court Clerk Jackie Oberg
Schedule your free, no-obligation comprehensive financial claim review today by calling our Henry County medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757. No upfront payments are required because our law firm accepts every personal injury case, wrongful death lawsuit and medical mistake compensation claim through contingency fee agreements. All information you share with our law closes concerning your case will remain confidential.
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