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Loyola University Medical Center Malpractice Lawyers

Loyola University Medical CenterLoyola University Medical Center is a 569-bed hospital located in Cook County, Illinois at:

2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood IL 60153
(708) 216-9000

http://loyolahealth.org/

The local area hospital provides numerous services to the community that include:

  • Cancer care
  • Primary care
  • Women services
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Vascular and heart care
  • Digestive health
  • Children's health

Illinois State Designations

Loyola University Medical Center has the following designations:

  • Baby Friendly
  • Perinatal III
  • Prime Stroke Center
  • Trauma Center Level I
  • Magnet Recognition
  • Pediatric Critical Care Center
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Center

Patient Safety

Both the State of Illinois and the federal government routinely monitored all hospitals and medical centers statewide to identify serious patient concerns quickly. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Loyola University Medical Center 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 Neurological ICU (2018) with two reported infections over 1206 central-line days

    • Adult Surgical Cardiothoracic ICU (2018) with five reported infections over 2264 central-line days

    • Adult Surgical Cardiothoracic ICU, Second Unit (2018) with three reported infections over 3784 central-line days

    • Adult Burn ICU (2018) with one reported infection over 1615 central-line days

    • Adult Surgical ICU (2018) with two reported infections over 4038 central-line days

    • Adult Medical ICU (2018) with five reported infections over 3438 central-line days

    • Level Neonatal III ICU (2016) with five reported infections over 2371 central-line days

  • Surgical Site Infections Associated with Total Replacement Surgery (2018) with zero infections out of 1851 procedures.

  • Surgical Site Infections Associated with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (2016) with eight reported infections out of 266 procedures. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the statistic ranking is significantly worse than the national average.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA Infections (2018) with eight reported infections involving Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections over 137,010 patient days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2018) with 79 reported highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 127,924 patient days. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, this statistical rate is significantly worse than the national average.

Safety Concerns

  • Foreign Body Left during the Procedure (2015) with four incidents reported

  • Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) for 2015 with 62 of 7078 patients

  • Wound Complications in Abdominal Wall Surgery (2015) with three of 1352 patients

  • Accidental Laceration and Puncture (2015) with 32 of 18,090 patients

  • Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung (2015) with two of 16,404 patients

  • Postoperative Hematoma or Hemorrhage (2015) with 47 of 6403 patients

  • Postoperative Hip Fracture (2015) with one of 4703 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) with 54 of 3004 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), this statistical rating is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Inpatient Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) 22 of 246 patients. According to the IDPH, the statistical rating is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Pneumonia Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) seven of 246 patients

  • Hip Fracture Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) four of 77 patients

  • Stroke Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) with 38 of 380 patients

  • Congestive Heart Failure Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) with 32 of 651 patients. According to the Illinois DPH, this statistical rating is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 18.9% 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, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 14.5% 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, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 22.2% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge were readmitted. This statistical rate is slightly 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) – 9.3% 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%).

Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Loyola University Medical Center

$10,500,000 Settlement; Illinois Anesthesia Malpractice Case

This case was brought years after the underlying events took place. The patient was not even a teenager at the time. He was just twelve years old. The incident which brought him to the hospital, Loyola Medical, was a bicycle accident. He broke his femur bone and needed immediate care. The staff took him in, and surgeons operated on him successfully. However, trouble arose not long after this time. Staff put a breathing tube down his throat and had him transferred to a different location. During this transition, he began to lose oxygen, but nobody noticed. It took nearly half an hour before staff replaced the breathing tube and he could get air. Yet, in that time, he had already suffered a major brain injury. This rendered a quadriplegic. He would need constant care for the rest of his life. This lawsuit was filed to account for this. It sought compensation from the hospital for the damages that their malpractice caused including disability, long-term suffering, and medical expenses. After a long negotiating process, the parties were able to reach a settlement for the amount of $10.5 million.

$3,950,000 Settlement; Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit

This tragic narrative kicked off after a woman entered the Loyola Medical Center for the delivery of her baby. The mother was obese and had fibroid tumors in her body. This put her at risk for deep vein thrombosis and other serious medical issues such as pulmonary embolisms. For these reasons, it also was she was a prime target for a C-section. However, it appears that staff only used basic devices in the course of delivery. They also failed to use anti-coagulant medication. Consequently, she actually suffered a pulmonary embolism. This led to her death just a few days later. Her husband and little girl survived her. They were left with the pain of her loss and the grief of moving forward. This case came about as a result. It cited the defendant with malpractice and sought compensation for the damages that the wrongful death created. In a private agreement, the hospital offered the family $3.95 million to settle. They accepted.

$1,500,000 Settlement; Illinois Birth Injury Lawsuit

A new mother filed this claim in Illinois court. She had recently had her twins delivered at a local hospital-Loyola University Medical Center. One of the children suffered a hemorrhage (Grade Three) during the birth. The mom believed that the little girl’s injuries were a byproduct of negligence. She brought a lawsuit to recover damages on this belief. According to her, she went into labor at thirty-two weeks. Staff should have given her medications to halt the delivery and to protect the babies. Instead, the doctor showed about nearly one hour later and had the two kids delivered via C-section. The one child suffered injuries as previously explained. Those led to substantial learning and other problems. The defendant facility argued that the circumstances did not warrant giving the mother medications. Also, it claimed that drugs could not helped in the first place. These defenses were not carrying the day however, and the they soon pivoted to settling the dispute. The plaintiffs obtained $1.5 in compensation for their damages which included the little girl’s pain and disability as well as long-term medical expenses.

Maywood, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you were injured while you were a patient at Loyola University Medical Center, your injuries might have been caused by medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC fight aggressively for our clients who have suffered injuries by 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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