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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 (2016) with two reported infections over 1398 central-line days

    • Adult Surgical Cardiothoracic ICU (2016) with five reported infections over 2171 central-line days

    • Adult Surgical Cardiothoracic ICU, Second Unit (2016) with four reported infections over 3979 central-line days

    • Adult Burn ICU (2016) with four reported infections over 2119 central-line days

    • Adult Surgical ICU (2016) with two reported infections over 4471 central-line days

    • Adult Medical ICU (2016) with two reported infections over 3380 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 (2016) with two infections out of 244 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 (2016) with six reported infections involving Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections over 129,534 patient days

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2016) with 177 reported highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 117,840 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, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 17.7% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is 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) – 15.0% 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 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, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 9.2% 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%).

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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