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John H. Stroger Jr Hospital Malpractice Attorneys

John H Stroger Jr Hospital John H Stroger Jr Hospital is a 464-bed hospital providing cares and services to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

1901 W Harrison St
Chicago IL 60612
(312) 864-6000

http://www.cookcountyhhs.org/locations/john-h-stroger-jr-hospital/

The Chicago metropolitan area hospital provides services and cares to the local community that includes:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Pain management
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric care
  • Surgical procedures
  • Psychiatry
  • Imaging including MRI, CT scans, x-rays, and ultrasounds
  • Physical, occupational, hearing, speech, and language therapies
  • Family medicine

Illinois State Designations

Currently, H Stroger Jr Hospital maintains the following Illinois State designations:

  • Perinatal III
  • Adult Trauma Center I
  • Pediatric Trauma Center I
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
  • Primary Stroke Center

Patient Safety

The state of Illinois and federal government agencies routinely monitor every hospital and medical center statewide to quickly identify any patient safety concerns and take appropriate action when necessary. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, John H Stroger Jr Hospital reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.

Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Trauma ICU (for 2016) with two reported infections over 877 central-line days

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Surgical ICU (for 2016) with one reported infection over 1252 central-line days

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical ICU (for 2016) with one reported infection over 2587 central-line days

  • Central Line-Associated Infections in the Level III Neonatal ICU (for 2016) with one reported infection over 2228 central-line days

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA for 2016 – The facility reported eight acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections over 109,464 patient days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2016 – The hospital reported 54 facility-acquired highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 99,266 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Risk-adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (for 2015) 18 out of 2792 patients

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 20 out of 14,544 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (for 2015) Ten out of 1103 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the statistic is significantly worse in the State average.

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (for 2015) 14 out of 2609 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 18.7 % of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is significantly 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) – 14.1% 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) – 22.9% 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) – 10.3% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly 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) – 16.9% 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%) an Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 12.4% 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).

  • Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 7 patients out of 104 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 67.08 per 1000 patients is nearly three times higher than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 6 out of 135 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 44.24 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 16 out of 187 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 93.36 per 1000 patients is nearly 1.5 times higher than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you suffered serious harm while you were a patient at John H Stroger Jr. 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 by mistakes and errors in all medical settings.

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 your family shares with our law office remains confidential.

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