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Mercy Hospital and Medical Center Malpractice Lawyers

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center Mercy Hospital & Medical Center is a 449-bed hospital located in Cook County, Illinois at:

2525 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60616
(312) 567-2000

http://www.mercy-chicago.org/

The medical center provides numerous programs and services to the local community that includes:

  • Behavioral health services
  • Cancer care
  • Breast care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Radiology
  • Diabetes treatment
  • Gastroenterology
  • Eye care
  • Ear, nose & throat care
  • Vascular and heart care
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Orthopedics
  • Intermediate care
  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitative therapies
  • Urinary health
  • Sleep disorder care
  • Wound care
  • Stroke treatment

Illinois State Designations

Currently, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center maintains the following designations:

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

Patient Safety

Throughout the year, state and federal hospital regulators monitor data on every medical facility in Illinois to quickly identify patient safety issues and concerns. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and their families.

Health Care-Associated Infections

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU (for 2016) with one reported infection occurring over 2202 central-line days.

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical Cardiac ICU (for 2016) with one reported infection over 453 central-line days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA for 2016 – 2 patients were reported to have acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections over 52,153 patient days.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2016 – 33 patients were reported to have acquired highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 46,602 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Unexpected Deaths (2015) 2 out of 3460 patients

  • Risk-adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (2015) 16 out of 1294 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistical rate is significantly worse in the State average.

  • Wound Complications in Abdominal Wall Surgery (for 2015) 0 out of 232 patients

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 17 out of 9275 patients. According to the IDPH, the statistical rate is significantly worse in the State average.

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) 6 out of 556 patients. According to the IDPH, the statistical rate is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) 4 out of 1215 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 21.4% 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%) an Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 16.3% 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 state average (15.98%).

  • Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 23.4% 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%) an Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 8.6% 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) – 16.0% 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) – 13.2% 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 – 1 patients out of 34 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 28.23 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 5 out of 178 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 25.03 per 1000 patients is substantially lower than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 2 out of 225 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 18.68 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you suffered serious harm or injury while you were a patient at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, your injuries might 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 all medical environments.

Contact our attorneys today to schedule a no-obligation, free case evaluation 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 arrangement. This agreement postpones the payment of legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case through a negotiated an out of court settlement or a jury trial award.

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