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MacNeal Hospital Malpractice Attorneys

MacNeal Hospital MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed hospital providing cares and services to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

3249 South Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn IL 60402
(708) 783-9100

http://www.macneal.com/Home.aspx

The Loyola Medicine-affiliated hospital provides a diversity of services to the local community that includes:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Cancer care
  • Wound care
  • Women's health
  • Stroke care
  • Urology
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology
  • Imaging including CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, and x-rays
  • Heart and vascular care
  • Behavioral health and psychiatry
  • Hospice
  • Urology
  • Bariatrics

Illinois State Designations

Currently, MacNeal Hospital maintains the following designations:

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

Patient Safety

Both the State of Illinois and the federal government routinely monitored every hospital and medical center statewide to identify any critical concern over patient safety quickly. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, MacNeal 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 Medical/Surgical ICU (2016) with five reported infections over 1808 central-line days. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), this statistic is significantly worse than the national average.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA (2016) with two reported infections of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus over 54,110 patient days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2016) with 36 reported infections of highly contagious Clostridium difficile over 50,384 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Unexpected Death (2015) 1 of 3872 patients

  • Foreign Body Left During Procedure (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 reported incidents

  • Risk-Adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (2015) 15 of 2828 patients
  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 9 of 11,668 patients

  • Iatrogenic Pneumothorax (healthcare-associated collapsed lung in 2015) 2 out of 11,265 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) 4 of 343 patients

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) 17 out of 2580 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistic is significantly worse than the state average.

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 18.8% 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) – 19.4% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly 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, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 19.8% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge. This statistical rate is slightly lower 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) – 10.7% 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) – 16.6% 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 nearly identical to 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) – 16.3% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is significantly higher than the national average (13.6%) and Illinois average (13.32 percent).

  • Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 2 of 100 patients died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 45.31 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 19 of 251 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 61.24 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000. According to the IDPH, the statistical rate is significantly worse in the state average.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 13 of 218 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 73.83 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

Maternity Safety and Utilization

  • Birth Trauma (2015) 6 of 1707 patients
  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal without Instrument (2015) 15 out of 1164 patients

Berwyn, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you suffered serious harm or injury while you were a patient at MacNeal Hospital, your injuries might have been caused by medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can assist you in seeking financial compensation if you have suffered injuries or damages caused by mistakes or errors in any medical environment.

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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