The Methodist Hospital of Chicago is a 21-bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:
Methodist Hospital of Chicago
5025 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60640
According to the state nursing data on the rehabilitation center, patients are admitted to the nursing home facilities due to the following health complications:
- Circulatory System
- Respiratory System
- Skin Disorders
- Other Medical Conditions
Concerning Discoveries On the Patient Care at Methodist Hospital of Chicago
The Illinois Department of Health and other private health inspection firms conducted a survey on the level of health care patients receive from the staff and personnel of the health center. The survey brought to the surface, cases of poor patient supervision and abuse which could be construed as nursing home negligence. The nursing home attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC reviewed these findings and outlined the following as episodes of poor patient supervision:
- Failure to provide a dignified dining experience: “During lunch dining observation on 04/04/11 at 12:10 pm, a surveyor observed R2 and R3 in the room eating their lunch. The residents were eating off of a Styrofoam carryout container, cup, bowl, using a plastic spoon, knives, and fork. R2 and R3 were not observed in isolation. E2, clinical Dietician, on 04/4/11 at 11:00 am in the conference room stated,” If they were on contact isolation Styrofoam will be sent. Styrofoam will be used for isolation.”
- Failure to prevent contamination of clean dishes: “At 12:30 on 4/4/11 the dishwashing procedure was observed. E4 was observed loading soiled dishes into the mechanical dishwasher. E4 was wearing rubber gloves. E4 then went to the clean dish exit side to retrieve clean glasses. E4 went to another room to store the clean glasses. E4 failed to remove the gloves and wash his hands.”
Chicago, IL Nursing Home Attorneys
The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represent families and individuals who have suffered an episode of abuse or neglect during an admission to a facility. Many of our nursing home lawsuits involve the following situations:
- Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
- Poor Sanitary Environment
- Repeated Falls
- Dropped Patients
- Fractures/Broken Bones
- Medication Errors
- Physical Abuse
- Patient Wandering
- Wrongful Death
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Methodist Hospital
$750,000 Settlement; Illinois Hospital Malpractice Lawsuit
The patient at the heart of this Illinois legal matter was a woman in her early sixties. She entered Method Hospital to have an operation done. She had colorectal cancer and surgeons had to go in and work on the affected area. However, some unfortunate events transpired during and after the procedure. She began to experience blood loss in an acute fashion. Staff entered several code blue signs to signal a rapid and emergency in her health. Yet, she could not be saved despite their efforts to resuscitate her. This cause of action was filed in reaction to this shocking and fast death. It targeted the hospital and doctor with malpractice. The claim stated that their negligent acts were the reason for her wrongful death. It sought compensation for the tragedy, expense, and pain of the ordeal. Choosing to avoid a jury decision, the defendants opted to settle, and the plaintiffs received $750,000, $650,000 of that came directly from the hospital.
$615,000 Settlement; Illinois Surgical Error Claim
Here, the claimant was just in his late forties when the events to this claim happened. He was forty-eight to be exact. Apparently, the doctor on call at Methodist Hospital did an unnecessary operation. Specifically, he conducted a colectomy on the man. That means the surgeon took out a portion of his large intestine without any reason. Of course, this led to a number of issues and was not what the patient wanted. Therefore, he brought a claim directly against the doctor who conducted the needless operation. He claimed that unwarranted surgery was negligent and sufficient to state a case for malpractice. The man plead for compensation related to the damages that directly arose for this error. Faced with the inevitable, the doctor decided to settle. His insurance company gave the patient $615,000.
$3,900,000 Settlement; Illinois Birth Injury Claim
The events of this claim occurred at Methodist Hospital. A mother was admitted because she was pregnant. Doctors were going to deliver her child. It was to be a baby girl. Unfortunately, the birth was not smooth. The child sustained a significant brain injury along the way. This caused her to have cerebral palsy. Obviously, that would mean a reduced life expectancy as well as substantial pain, suffering, and medical bills. Apparently, doctors failed to diagnose and treat pre-eclampsia. That is what caused the turn of events. The family brought a claim against the hospital and doctor involved in the incident to make up for that. They claimed the defendants’ conduct was negligent and malpractice. The defendants did not push their case to a jury. Instead, they opted to settle. The plaintiffs recovered $3.9 million. Of that sum, $2.9 million came directly from the hospital.
Is your Loved One a Victim? Why not Take a Legal Stand
Has your family member been admitted to Methodist Hospital of Chicago or any nursing home in Illinois? And was he or she a victim of poor patient care or abuse while been admitted? If Yes, why not talk tour nursing home attorneys today by calling (888) 424-5757.
At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, we believe in bringing justice to families who have been wrongly victimized while being admitted to nursing facilities. Our nursing home lawyers do not charge a dime till you get the justice you deserve and are duly compensated. Contact our attorneys today.