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Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center Malpractice Lawyers

Mount Sinai Hospital Medical CenterMount Sinai Hospital Medical Center is a 288-bed hospital providing cares and services to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

1500 S. Fairfield Ave.
Chicago IL 60608
(773) 452-2000

http://www.sinai.org/

The centrally located hospital provides diverse services to the local community that includes:

  • Behavioral health
  • Cancer care
  • Emergency medical services
  • Family medicine
  • Women's health
  • Pregnancy and childbirth care
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Internal medicine
  • Vascular and heart care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • Dermatology
  • Stroke care
  • Urology
  • Spinal cord injury care
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Primary care
  • Pediatrics
  • Pain management
  • Children rehabilitation
  • Bariatric surgery

Illinois State Designations

Currently, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center maintains the following designations:

  • Perinatal III
  • Trauma Center I
  • Pediatric Trauma Center I
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics

Patient Safety

The state of Illinois and federal regulatory agencies routinely monitor hospitals and medical centers statewide to identify any serious safety concern involving patient health quickly. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Mount Sinai Hospital 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 Surgical ICU (2016) with one reported infection for 1115 central-line days

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical ICU (2016) with one reported infection over 1304 central-line days

  • Central Line-Associated Infections in the Level II/III Neonatal ICU (2016) 1 infection from 1330 procedures

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA (2016) 2 reported infections of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus over 65,020 patient days

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2016) 34 reported infections of highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 63,804 patient days

Safety Concerns

  • Unexpected Death (2015) 3 reported incidents out of 4681 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), this statistical ranking is significantly worse in the State average.

  • Foreign Body Left During Procedure (2015) 1 reported incident

  • Risk-Adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (2015) 7 out of 2153 patients

  • Wound Complications in Abdominal Wall Surgery (2015) 2 out of 351 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistical ranking is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 20 out of 10,023 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistical ranking is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Iatrogenic Pneumothorax (healthcare-associated collapsed lung) (2015) 2 out of 9502 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) 5 out of 630 patients

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) 16 out of 2014 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 18.4% 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%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 15.4% 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. This statistical rate is slightly 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) – 9.7 % 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) – 17.3 % 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 slightly higher than the national average (16.3%) an Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 17.2% 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).

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 20 out of 290 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 60.27 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000. According to the IDPH, the statistical ranking is significantly worse in the State average.

Pediatric Quality

Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you were serious harmed at Mount Sinai 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 errors and mistakes in all medical settings.

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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