Morrison Community Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Morrison Community Hospital is a 25-certified-bed medical center providing services to residents of Morrison and Whiteside County, Illinois. The government-owned and operated facility is located at:
303 N. Jackson St.
Morrison, IL 61270
Along with providing emergent and urgent care to Whiteside County, Morrison Community Hospital offers other valuable services that include:
- Ambulance service
- Rehabilitation care
- Wound care
- Skin care clinic
- Laboratory testing
- Skilled nursing care
- Surgical services
Analytics MD provides a comparative analysis of this facility to other U.S. hospitals and medical centers. Currently, Morrison Community Hospital maintains an overall “B+” score, ranking it in the 63rd percentile. The ranking is calculated using publicly available data that includes staff responsiveness, emergency care, admitted and discharged patient length of stay, patient flow physician/patient communication, overall patient satisfaction and reported complications. A medium to low score might indicate a high percentage of medical mistakes and errors that occur at the hospital.
The level of emergency and urgent care the local community hospital emergency department provides is crucial to the county residents. Publicly available data involving percentile rankings allow patients to determine how their community’s emergency room compared to all other facilities nationwide. The current data on the Morrison Community Hospital emergency department involves:
- Incoming Patient Flow (86th percentile) – This high rank measures the level of efficiency of how the medical team evaluates patients who have just arrived at the emergency room.
- Discharged Patient Flow (93rd percentile) – This high rank measures the level of efficiency of how the medical team treats patients who are less sick and will be discharged from the emergency room.
- Admitted Patient Flow (92nd percentile) – This high rank measures the efficiency of how the medical team provides cares and services to very sick patients who need to be admitted to the hospital from the emergency room.
- Frustrated Patients (52nd percentile) – This rank measures the level of frustration that patients experience after receiving care and leaving the emergency room.
- Overall Patient Satisfaction (44th percentile) – This rank measures the overall patient experience from individuals receiving care and services at every hospital department.
Bloodstream Infection Rate
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) monitors health care facility-onset infection incident rates involving Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The data is collected through laboratory testing results involving patients who have been at the facility for four days or longer. The Department of Public Health evaluates the data to determine if the contagious disease bloodstream infection rate at the hospital is to statistically lower or higher than the national average.
For 2015, the bloodstream infection rate at Morrison Community Hospital involved:
- Facility-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection Incident Rate – 1 infection incident out of 3232 patient days.
- Facility-Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infection Incident Rate – 1 infection incident out of 3232 patient days.
The IDPH determined that these rates were “not statistically significantly better or worse than the national average.
Defining Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice, involving errors and mistakes by medical professionals, doctors, nurses or the facility involve negligence where the treatment provided the patient was substandard, leading to injury, harm or unexpected death. While the case for medical malpractice might be based on a medical error that could include a drug dosage, misdiagnosis, failure to treat appropriately or health management, it could also be an act of omission where the medical professional failed to do their job and provide care.
The laws involving medical malpractice provide the opportunity for the victim to recover financial compensation for many of the damages caused by substandard care. However, it’s important to note that the healthcare professional or facility (hospital/nursing home/medical center) are usually not liable for all the damage, harm or injury the patient is experiencing. Usually, the defendant in the case has only a legal responsibility for the injury or harm resulting from their deviation in providing a high quality of care as compared to the care that any other competent doctor or facility would provide under similar circumstances. The most common types of medical malpractice cases involve:
- The patient was given the wrong dosage of their prescription medication
- The patient was given the wrong medication
- The doctor misdiagnosed the patient’s condition
- The surgeon left some object inside the patient’s body after the surgery was completed
- The surgeon operated on the patient’s wrong body part
- The surgeon operated on the wrong patient
- The patient suffers persistent pain post-surgery
- The patient suffered a potentially fatal infection
- The patient suffered from unnecessary facility-acquired pressure sores
Morrison Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe your loved one has suffered serious injuries or died prematurely by medical malpractice while a patient at Morrison Community Hospital, contact the law offices of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today. Allow our skilled Illinois personal injury attorneys to successfully resolve your medical malpractice case that caused your loved one harm and file all the necessary documents and paperwork in the appropriate court at:
200 East Knox Street
Morrison, Illinois 61270-2819
Circuit Court Clerk Sue Costello
Schedule your free, no-obligation comprehensive financial claim review today by calling our Whiteside County medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757. Our law firm does not require any upfront payment because we accept all wrongful death lawsuits and medical malpractice compensation claims through contingency fee agreements.