Perry Memorial Hospital is a government-owned 25-bed facility providing medical cares and services to residents of Princeton and Bureau County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
530 Park Ave. E.
Princeton, IL 61356
The facility provides various services and cares that include:
- Ambulatory care
- Intensive care
- Emergency care
- Pediatric, geriatric and adult medical care
- Pastoral care
- Medical rehabilitation
- Respiratory care
- Orthopedic services
- Inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures
- Endoscopic, Capsule Endoscopic
- Pain management
- Hospitalist services
- Orthopedic services
In a comparison ranking involving all hospitals and medical centers in the US, Perry Memorial Hospital maintains an overall “B” score. This ranks it in the 54th percentile, where their areas of strength include communication between nurses and patients. In addition, the facility ranked in the 49th percentile for patient satisfaction were nearly half of all patients were “happy” with their most recent visit to the hospital.
Emergency Department Services
The level of care a patient receives in the emergency department is often based on the competency of the nursing and doctor staff. Any delay in receiving treatment can potentially cause significant undue harm to the patient. Because of that, the state of Illinois and the federal government routinely update their Hospital Compare website. The Bureau County medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed this information that includes:
- 9121 Patients – The total number of emergency department visits in the year 2015.
- 209 Patients – The total number of inpatient emergency department visits in the year 2015.
- 8912 Patients – The number of outpatient emergency department visits in the year 2015.
- 95 Minutes – The average time the patient arrived at the emergency department to the time they were discharged (between 10/01/2014 and 09/30/2015).
- 27 Minutes – The average time since the patient arrived at the emergency department to the time they were diagnosed by a qualified medical professional (between 10/01/2014 and 09/30/2015).
- 62 Minutes – The average time after the patient arrived at the emergency department until they received pain relief for long bone fractures (between 10/01/2014 and 09/30/2015).
The Complexities of a Medical Malpractice Case
Unlike typical personal injury claims for compensation, a medical malpractice case requires formal notice requirements. These requirements are designed to streamline the litigation process in encouraging both the victim and the defendant(s) to settle the case out of court. In addition, the victim will need to notify everyone involved in the lawsuit/claim which could include the facility (Medical Center), doctors, nurses, healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies along with their appropriate insurance carriers.
The assistance of an attorney who specializes in personal injury claims and medical malpractice cases can be invaluable. The lawyer working on your behalf serves as your advocate and professional buffer to handle all paperwork filing, negotiations and discussions with claims adjusters and the defendants’ lawyers will often take a hard line when resolving the case out of court. In many cases, the other side will bully the victim as a means to minimize their financial compensation which can be far less than the injured party deserves.
Once the lawyer working for the victim determines the validity of the case, they will file all the necessary paperwork in accordance with state law before the expiration of the statute of limitations. In Bureau County, the paperwork in the case will be handled at:
Bureau County Circuit Court
700 S. Main St.
Princeton, IL 61356
County Clerk Dawn Reglin
Many medical malpractice cases involving hospitals and medical centers are often centered on the practices, procedures, and protocols at one facility compared to those at another. If the personal injury attorney can establish that the physician (the defendant in the case) failed to provide an acceptable standard of care, the attorney will move forward in proving how the injury is directly associated with the physician’s negligence.
The filed complaint serves as a formal recitation of all the allegations against the medical center/hospital, doctors, nurses or other defendants. At this point, the lawsuit or claim for compensation will begin in earnest. However, medical malpractice cases can be daunting and complex and retaining the qualified services of a reputable attorney who specializes in medical malpractice cases could be the most important step in taking action against all those responsible for causing your loved one harm.
The attorney will have a comprehensive understanding of the tort reform laws in the state of Illinois and have years of experience in handling medical malpractice lawsuits. Successful attorneys accept these types of cases through contingency fee arrangements, to eliminate the need of the victim paying any upfront fees. Services are paid only after the case is resolved through an out-of-court settlement or jury trial award.
Princeton, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one has suffered harm while a patient at Perry Memorial Hospital, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law offices now. Our dedicated Princeton attorneys can provide legal assistance on your family’s behalf to ensure your financial compensation case is successfully resolved.
We urge you to contact our Bureau County medical malpractice law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, free consultation appointment today. No upfront payment for services as required because we accept every wrongful death lawsuit, personal injury claim, and medical malpractice case through contingency fee arrangements.