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Community First Medical Center Malpractice Attorneys

Our Lady of the Resurrection Med Ctr Community First Medical Center (formerly Our Lady of The Resurrection Medical Center) is a 299-bed hospital providing cares and services to the residents of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

5645 W Addison Ave. Chicago IL 60634 (773) 282-7000

http://www.cfmedicalcenter.com/

The facility provides diverse services that include:

  • Cardiology
  • Pain management
  • Radiology and imaging including CT scans, MRIs, ultrasound and x-ray's
  • Orthopedic treatment and surgery
  • Extended care services
  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Rheumatology care
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Bloodless medicine and surgery options
  • Orthopedic treatment and surgery

Illinois State Designations

Community First Medical Center maintains the following designations:

  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) – The Illinois Department of Public Health recognizes the facility as an EDAP Hospital providing trauma care and medical assistance to pediatric patients 24/7.
  • Primary Stroke Center – As a certified primary stroke care center, the hospital provides the highest level of care to ensure that are outcomes for stroke patients.

Patient Safety

Both state and federal government agencies routinely monitored every Illinois hospital and medical center to identify the patient safety concerns quickly. According to publicly available information supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, Community First Medical Center reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.

Infection Concerns

  • Centerline Infections-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU – 0 patients suffered infections out of 2756 centerline days.
  • Surgical Site Infections Associated with Total Knee Replacement Surgery for 2017 – 0 patient suffered an infection out of 36 procedures.
  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA for 2018 – 0 patient suffered a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection over 33,880 patient days.
  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2018 – 15 patient suffered highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 33,880 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Risk-adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (2015) 4 out of 1131 patients
  • Wound Complications in Abdominal Wall Surgery (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 out of 337 patients
  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 out of 7414 patients
  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (for 2015) 3 out of 244 patients
  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 17.8% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is slightly higher than the national average (16.9%) but lower than the Illinois average (17.37%).
  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 15.3% 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, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 21.9% 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, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 9.7% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly 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, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 15.9% 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 lower than the national average (16.3%) and Illinois State average (16.4%).
  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2017) – 13.1 % 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 – 3 patients out of 75 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 34.33 per 1000 patients is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.
  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 10 out of 243 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 30.21 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.
  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 17 out of 213 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 15.41 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 20.74 per 1000 patients.

Medical Malpractice Claims Involving City First Medical Center

$2,000,000 Settlement; Illinois Wrongful Death Case

A wife brought this action after her husband died following surgery at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center. He was just fifty-one years old at the time of his tragic passing. The man entered the facility for treatment related to acute cholecystitis. Doctors determined that he needed surgery for the issue. After that operation was completed, the patient was hypotensive. His blood pressure and other vitals were abnormal as well. Unfortunately, staff failed to diagnose him for internal bleeding. Rather, they incorrectly identified the problem as a pulmonary embolism. They, they gave him Heparin. Since he actually had internal bleeding, that medication made things worse. It got so bad that he even died from the complications. His wife survived him, and she filed this claim against the doctor, nurse, and hospital. She claimed that their malpractice was the reason for this death. Her complaint sought damages for her damages and his pain. In a private agreement to end the matter, the woman received $2 million-the hospital gave $852,500 of that sum.

$2,750,000 Settlement; Illinois Failed Malpractice Claim

Here, a woman went to an Illinois hospital because her chest was causing her pain. The facility was Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center. Not only did she have chest pain, she was having a hard time breathing too. Staff examined her and they ordered up an ECG. That test showed abnormal results. However, doctors believed the issue was just hyperventilation, so they let her go. She was dismissed. Just a few days later, her coronary artery experienced dissection. This complication led to her death. Her children and husband survived her. They filed this claim. It focused on the actions of the doctors and hospital. The family maintained that the defendants were negligent in their care of their beloved family member. They stated that the parties did not properly examine, diagnose, or treat her. Due to these failures, the woman did not get the care she needed and passed away as a result. The defendants offered a reply but did not press their luck at court. Instead, they settled with the family for a reported $2.75 million.

$2,000,000 Settlement; Illinois Hospital Malpractice Case

The patient involved in this Illinois medical controversy was thirty-three. She was diabetic and required insulin and a very stringent diet plan. She was admitted to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center because she had difficulty breathing. It appears that while she was there, staff at the hospital did not give her the appropriate diet. This was done after a nasogastric tube was utilized. The resulting shock led to encephalopathy and a coma. Then, she passed away just a few months after originally entering Our Lady. She was survived by immediate family members. They brought this claim for, among other things, the extraordinary medical bills (totaling more than $300,000) that resulted from the defendants’ alleged negligence. While the defense argued that the woman’s renal disease was the cause of the problem, they were eventually convinced to settle. The family obtained a $2 million settlement package.

Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you or your loved one suffered harm or injury while a patient at City First Medical Center (formerlly our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center), your damages might be related to

medical negligence. The medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC remain committed to protecting the public from errors and mistakes occurring in all medical settings. Contact our attorneys today to schedule an appointment to discuss your claim for compensation.

Our attorneys accept all personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death cases, and medical malpractice compensation claims through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement postpones all payments of legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case through a negotiated out-of-court settlement or a jury trial award. All consultations are free and confidential.

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