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Little Company of Mary Hospital Malpractice Attorneys

Little Company of Mary Hospital Little Company of Mary Hospital is a “not for profit” 298-bed medical facility providing cares and services to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The hospital is located at:

2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park IL 60805
(708) 422-6200

http://www.lcmh.org/

The church-affiliated hospital provides cares and services to the local community that include:

  • Behavioral health
  • Family medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women services
  • Breast health
  • Cardiac care
  • Cancer care
  • Dermatology
  • Family birth care
  • Intensive care
  • Hyperbaric therapy
  • Palliative care
  • Hospice care
  • Sleep disorder
  • Respiratory care
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular services
  • Surgical procedures
  • Wound care

Illinois State Designations

Currently, Little Company of Mary Hospital maintains the following designations:

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

Patient Safety

Both the federal government and state of Illinois routinely monitor every medical center and hospital statewide to quickly identify serious patient concerns and take appropriate action when necessary. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) and other agencies, Little Company Of Mary Hospital reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and their families.

Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU ICU for 2018 with one reported infection for 1831 central-line days

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA for 2018 with one reported Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection over 59,597 patient days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2018 with 33 reported facility-acquired highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 57,144 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Unexpected Deaths (2015) – 4 deaths out of 2141 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistic is significantly worse in the state average.

  • Risk-adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (2015) 17 out of 1940 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistic is significantly worse in the state average.

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 7 out of 10,558 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistic is significantly worse in the state average.

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) 7 out of 537 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistic is significantly worse in the state average.

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) 7 out of 1823 patients.

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 21% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is substantially higher than the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 16.7% 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) – 24% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge. This statistical rate is significantly higher 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) – 10.4% 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, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 16.4% 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%) but the same as the Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 12.7% 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 the national average (13.6%) and slightly lower than the Illinois average (13.32 percent).

  • Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 2 patients out of 72 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 48.25 per 1000 patients is nearly two times higher than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 17 out of 122 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 90.35 per 1000 patients is substantially higher than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000. According to the IDPH, this statistic is significantly worse in the state average.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 19 out of 282 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 75.32 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Little Company of Mary Hospital

$2,250,000 Settlement; Illinois Wrongful Death Case

Here, a middle-aged woman fell violently ill while in the care of an Illinois hospital-Little Company of Mary. The complaint subsequently brought on behalf of the woman stated that the staff gave her a lethal amount of lidocaine. They reasoned that this prescription error caused her to fall into cardiac arrest, suffer a brain injury, and then ultimately pass away. The defendants summarily denied all of these contentions. From their side of the story, the woman died because she had renal and coronary diseases as well as the fact that she was morbidly obese. The two sides seemed headed for trial. The plaintiffs remained steadfast in their belief that the defendants' malpractice caused her death and the defendants fixed in on their innocence. Suddenly, the parties sought fit to settle. The plaintiffs obtained $2,250,000 in compensation-$1.25 million from the hospital and $1 million from the doctor's insurance policy.

$1,040,000 Settlement; Illinois Failed Diagnosis Case

The patient in this medical dispute was sixty-seven. She was undergoing care and observation at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Illinois. Allegedly, she had an aneurysm. That aneurysm was causing blood to seep into her brain, the subarachnoid area specifically. Doctors conducted a CT-scan. However, they failed to detect and diagnose this issue. Consequently, she experienced a hemorrhage in that space. She died not long after that incident. Her kids survived her. She had six of them. They listed the hospital and attending doctor in their complaint for damages. Their argument was that they negligently diagnosed and treated her. Had they spotted the aneurysm and leak, she might have been saved they claimed. The defendants filed an appearance and reply. Yet, the merits of their objections-if any-were not meted out in trial. Rather, all parties found room to settle. The plaintiffs recovered $1,040,000 in compensation from the settlement. $40,000 of that sum came from the hospital. The rest of that figure came from the doctor's insurance.

$6,800,000 Settlement; Illinois Prescription Malpractice Claim

This medical mishapfirst emerged at a local Illinois hospital called Little Company of Mary. The patient was a woman in her middle seventies. She needed knee surgery. That operation went fine. However, the trouble started when the staff devised her post-op and rehabilitation care plans. One of the nurses improperly said that she should be given an antibiotic (Gentamicin). When she went to the nursing home for long-term care after this error, staff at that facility incorrectly gave her Gentamicin for a long time. Consequently, she developed renal failure and had to be put on dialysis until the time she died. The cost of that care was over $1 million. This case was brought due to these regrettable developments. The complaint listed damages related to increased expenses, pain, and suffering. It sought to recoup them from the responsible parties including the hospital. This matter did actually go through an entire trial. However, settlement seemed necessary after an appeals decision required a whole new case to set damages. After the parties met to negotiate, the plaintiffs ended up obtaining $6.8 million settlement.

$2,400,000 Settlement; Illinois Birth Injury Case

The events surrounding this malpractice cause of action arose at Little Company of Mary Hospital. A mother was admitted for the birth of her child. It was to be a little girl. However, unfortunate developments transpired during the delivery. There were signs of trouble and dysfunction that the medical staff apparently missed. Eventually, the child experienced acidosis and ischemic encephalopathy. The little newborn baby girl was born with a major brain injury and disabilities from that trauma. Doctors diagnosed her with cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, and gastric reflux. Tragically, the baby girl died about eighteen months after her birth. The family brought this lawsuit on her behalf. They charged the hospital, doctors, and other related parties with malpractice and wrongful death. They pointed to the missed signs of trouble during the delivery as proof of their negligence. In a private agreement, the family agreed to settle the matter for a reported $2.4 million.

Evergreen Park, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you were injured while you were a patient at Little Company of Mary Hospital, your injuries may be the result of medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal assistance to patients who have suffered injuries by mistakes or errors in any 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 an out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.

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