Paris Community Hospital is a 25-bed “not-for-profit” Medical Center providing cares and services to residents of Paris and Edgar County, Illinois. The Facility is located at:
721 E. Court St.
Paris, IL 61944
In addition to providing emergency services in surgical care, the facility also offers other services that include:
- Inpatient care
- Infusion clinic
- Ear, nose & throat
- Lung health
- Kidney health
- Medical weight loss
- Vein and vascular care
- Rehabilitation services
- Sports medicine care
- Wound care
- Women’s health including breast exams, gynecology, and obstetrics
- Pain management
In a comparison analysis among all other U.S. Medical Centers and Hospitals, Paris community Hospital maintains an overall “B+” ranking score, placing it in the 60th percentile. According to Analytics MD, the hospital’s areas of strength include overall patient satisfaction and doctor communication with patients. Even so, the level of frustrated patients leaving the emergency department is ranked in the 50th percentile of all hospitals in the United States.
That said, the emergency department reached high scores for incoming patient flow (60th percentile), discharge patient flow (60th percentile) and admitted patient flow (68th percentile). Overall, patient satisfaction for a recent visit to the local hospital was in the 62nd percentile.
The Health and Human Services Website, Hospital Compare, collects information on readmission rates at every hospital in the United States. This snapshot of data provides valuable information to the hospital can take steps to prevent complications and provide discharge education to the patient while they make a smooth transition to another care facility (nursing home, assisted living center, etc.) or the family’s home. For the timeframe between 07/01/2014 at 06/30/2017, Paris Community Hospital had the following readmission rates that include:
- Pneumonia Patients Readmitted to the Facility – 15.8 percent of all pneumonia patients were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge.
- Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility – 21.9 percent of all heart failure patients needed to be readmitted to the facility within 30 days after their discharge.
Thirty-Day Mortality Rate
Hospital Compare accumulates data on the 30-day mortality rates of hospitals across the nation. This information is used to determine adverse outcomes and how they correlate with quality of care. For the timeframe between 07/01/2012 at 06/30/2015, the hospital had the following 30-day mortality rates that include:
- Pneumonia patient 30-day mortality rate equals 15.9 percent of all patients who were discharged from the facility.
- Heart failure patient 30-day mortality rate equaled 11.9 percent of all patients who had been discharged from the facility.
Process of Care
Hospital Compare uses composite scores as indicators for measuring how the hospital facility produces optimal results for patients with certain conditions. The federal government determined that between 10/01/2014 and 09/30/2015, the overall blood clot care ranking rated 97 percent out of 113 patients. This is slightly higher than the Illinois state average of 94.66 percent in the national average of 93.35 percent.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Recompense Claim
Many victims who have suffered serious harm or lifelong injury have successfully obtained financial recompense from doctors, nurses and other medical providers, including the facility due to their injury being caused by medical malpractice. However, these types of cases are extremely complex. Because of that, many families will hire a personal injury attorney who specializes in medical cases.
Before the attorney can file all the necessary paperwork at the local courthouse, they must first determine the value and merits of the case. The lawyer will review the victim’s medical records, in use proven methods to determine the actual value of the compensation claim. While building the case, the lawyer will submit appropriate documentation to the county courthouse. In Edgar County, the Circuit Court is located at:
Edgar County Courthouse
115 W. Court St.
Paris, IL 61944
County Clerk Angela Barrett
The amount of compensation the victim will likely receive will be based on a variety of factors including ongoing medical expenses, the cost of treatment, surgery or care in the future along with missed wages and the inability to produce full-time income in the future. The victim and their family members will also likely receive compensation for intangible items including pain, suffering, emotional stress, high anxiety and loss of companionship/consortium.
To successfully resolve the case, the attorney must prove that there was a professional relationship between the patient and the doctor and that the doctor provided a level of care, or refused to provide care to the patient. In addition, the lawyer will need to prove that the negligent actions of the medical professional directly resulted in the victim’s injuries and that there was a significant damage experienced by the victim due to the defendant’s negligence.
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Paris Hospital
Woman Brings Claim in Illinois after Hospital Visit
The woman who filed this action against an Illinois hospital was elderly and experiencing multiple health problems. Her vision troubled her; her head was swollen; her throat was scratchy; and her appetite had vanished. Despite these obvious complaints, the staff at Paris Community Hospital diagnosed her with a UTI. They prescribed her some medications and sent her on her way. What they failed to catch was that she had temporal arteritis. She did not receive any steroids or anti-platelet medications. Subsequently, she had a stroke. That left her vision seriously depleted though she could still read. As a result of these developments, she decided to bring suit against the hospital, doctor, and medical company. Her claim seeks damages for pain and loss she suffered because of the defendants’ alleged malpractice. The specific infractions cited related to their failure to diagnose the arteritis and then failure to treat that condition.
Oversight in Surgery Causes Man Lot of Pain
Here, a male patient needed an appendicitis. He had the procedure done at Paris Community Hospital. Apparently, during the course of the operation, the surgeon did not take out all of the organ. He left some of the appendix in the man’s body. Of course, as one might imagine, this led to not a small amount of pain and aggravation. Eventually, the remaining portion of the organ developed an infection and even exploded. This case was brought after these events transpired. It lists the doctors, hospitals, and other medical centers as targets for discovery purposes. The cause of action seeks recompense of the trauma, pain, and expense of the affair including hospital bills. If the patient can successfully plead and prove they committed malpractice, he will be able to seek damages for all of economic and non-economic losses that flowed from the incident such as physical injury, disability, lost wages, and even hospital bills.
Paris Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one is suffered serious harm or died prematurely due to medical negligence while they were a patient at Paris Community Hospital, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can help. That our reputable Edgar County medical malpractice team of attorneys work on your behalf to ensure your family receives the financial recompense they deserve.
We urge you to contact our Illinois personal injury attorney law firm today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, free case consultation. No upfront fees are required because we accept all personal injury claims, wrongful death lawsuits, and medical malpractice cases through contingency fee agreements.