Ingalls Memorial Hospital Malpractice Lawyers

Ingalls Memorial HospitalIngalls Memorial Hospital is a 544-bed hospital providing cares and services to the residents of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

One Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426
(708) 333-2300

http://www.ingalls.org/

The local community provide diverse services including:

  • Inpatient and outpatient surgery
  • Orthopedic care
  • Behavioral Health Care including addiction
  • Cancer care
  • Vascular and heart care
  • Neuroscience
  • Eye care
  • Wound care
  • Diabetes management
  • Women services
  • Interventional radiology
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Rehabilitation services including physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition care

Illinois State Designations

Currently, Ingalls Memorial Hospital maintains the following designations:

  • Perinatal II+
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
  • Primary Stroke Center

Patient Safety

Illinois and federal government regulators routinely monitor hospitals and medical facilities to quickly identify patient safety concerns and take immediate appropriate action when necessary. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Ingalls Memorial Hospital reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.

Health Care-Associated Infections

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical Cardiac ICU (2016) with two reported infections over 985 central-line days

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU (2016) with one reported infection over 1485 central-line days

  • Surgical Site Infections Associated with Total Knee Replacement Surgery (2016) with one reported infection occurring over 285 procedures

  • Surgical Site Infections Associated with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (2016) with one reported infection occurring over 32 procedures.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA (2016) with three reported Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections occurring over 64,357 patient days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2016) with 45 reported facility-acquired highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections occurring over 61,294 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Risk-adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (clotting) (2015) 13 out of 2491 patients

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 13 out of 11,612 patients

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) 3 out of 2330 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 17.9% 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 higher than the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 14.4% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly lower than the national average (15.9%) and Illinois average (15.98%).

  • Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 23.6% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge. This statistical rate is slightly higher than the national average (21.6%) and Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 8.7% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly lower than the national average (11.9%) and Illinois average (11.67%).

  • Heart Attack Patient Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 16.7% 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 higher than the national average (16.3%) and Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 13.4% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is identical to the national average (13.6%) and slightly higher than the Illinois average (13.32 percent).

  • Hip Replacement Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 1 patients out of 206 died because of a hip replacement. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 15.6 per 1000 patients is substantially higher than the Illinois average of 0.55 per 1000. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, this statistical rate is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 9 out of 246 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 33.77 per 1000 patients is nearly identical to the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 9 out of 252 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 38.99 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

Maternal Safety and Utilization

  • Birth Trauma (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 1,057 patients
  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal without Instrument (2015) 7 out of 649 patients

Harvey, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you were seriously harmed while you were a patient at Ingalls Memorial Hospital, your damages might have been caused by medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC protect patients who have suffered an injury caused by mistakes and errors in any medical setting.

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 an out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.

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