Norwegian American Hospital Ratings & Violations
Norwegian-American Hospital is a 200-bed hospital located in Cook County, Illinois at:1044 N Francisco AveChicago IL 60622(773) 292-8200
Norwegian-American Hospital has the following designations:
- Perinatal II
According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, Norwegian-American Hospital reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.
Health Care-Associated Infections
- Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU (1/1/11 to 12/31/11) with 3 reported infections for 926 central-line days
- Foreign Body Left During Procedure (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 reported incidents
- Unexpected Deaths (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 3,848 patients
- Risk-adjusted Postoperative lung embolism or deep vein thrombosis (clotting) (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 669 patients
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 5 out of 6,559 patients
- Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 672 patients
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 out of 133 patients
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Norwegian-American Hospital
$460,000 Settlement; Illinois Birth Injury Lawsuit
This claim was brought against several parties after a child experienced injuries during his birth. The plaintiffs alleged that the doctor on call did not adequately monitor the child’s vitals during the delivery. Consequently, the baby’s gastroschisis went undetected. This caused a hole to form out of the bowel into the abdomen. The physicians did not realize this for some time after the delivery. Thus, surgery did not start fast enough to address the problem. As a result, the baby developed a syndrome known as short gut after much of the small bowel necrotized and died off. The plaintiffs brought this claim against the medical parties involved to recover for these events. They alleged that the defendants’ negligence was the source and reason for the baby’s harms. The cause of action sought damages for his long-term suffering and short-term injuries and bills. The parties combined to give the plaintiffs $460,000, about $35,000 of that came from Norwegian-American.
$965,000 Settlement; Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Here, a little girl got into an accident while riding her bicycle at a forest preserve in Chicago, Illinois. She was just seven years old. Emergency responders rushed to the scene and took her to a local hospital (Norwegian American). Allegedly, staff attending to the child did not conduct a CT-scan. Then, the little girl died the very next day. She suffered an epidural hematoma and that is what took her life. The claim was that the staff should have conducted a CT-scan and other testing in order to catch and take care of the problem. The cause of action was based in negligence and wrongful death. The parties listed in discovery included the doctors as well as the hospital. However, they did not press their side of the story to a jury, because the case settled before that. The plaintiffs received $965,000. Of that figure, the hospital contributed $550,000.
Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or your child was harmed during an admission to Norwegian-American Hospital, it may have been related to medical negligence. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is committed to protecting the public from medical errors in all settings. Contact our attorneys today to discuss your case. All consultations are free and confidential.