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Rush University Medical Center Malpractice Attorneys

Rush University Medical CenterRush University Medical Center is a 729-bed hospital providing care and services to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

1653 West Congress Parkway
Chicago IL 60612
(312) 942-5000

http://www.rush.edu/

The local hospital provides diverse services to the community with trained specialists that treat various conditions that include:

  • Cardiology
  • Primary care
  • Pregnancy services
  • Surgeries
  • Women's health
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurological surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Gynecological care
  • Geriatric services
  • Children's health
  • Cancer Care
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Psychiatry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Lung cancer

Illinois State Designations

Rush University Medical Center has the following designations:

  • Baby Friendly
  • Perinatal III
  • Magnet Recognition
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics

Patient Safety

Both the federal government and the state of Illinois routinely monitor all hospitals and medical centers statewide to identify serious patient concerns quickly. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Rush University Medical Center reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and their families.

  • Surgical Site Infections Associated with Total Replacement Surgery (2016) with six reported infections out of 11544 Procedures.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA Infections (2016) with four reported infections involving methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections over 158,229 patient days

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2016) with 142 reported highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections over 141,808 patient days. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, this statistical rate is significantly worse than the national average.

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the:

    • Adult Neural Surgical ICU (2016) with three reported infections out of over 2099 central-line days

    • Adult Medical Cardiac ICU (2016) with two reported infections out of over 2100 central-line days

    • Adult Surgical ICU (2016) with five reported infections out of over 3897 central-line days

    • Adult Medical ICU (2016) with two reported infections out of over 4140 central-line days

    • Pediatric Medical-Surgical ICU (2016) with one reported infections out of over 1917 central-line days

    • Level III Neonatal ICU (2016) with four reported infections out of over 3920 central-line days

Safety Concerns

  • Unexpected Deaths (2015) two of 5196 patients

  • Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) for 2015 – 59 of 11,082 patients

  • Wound Complications in Abdominal Wall Surgery (2015) one of 1253 patients

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 25 of 25,286 patients

  • Medical Care-Associated Collapsed Lung (2015) eight of 24,933 patients

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) 52 of 10,398 patients

  • Inpatient Bypass Graft Death Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) one out of 119 patients

  • Inpatient Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) 11 of 241 patients

  • Pneumonia Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) seven of 271 patients

  • Stroke Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) 98 of 936 patients

  • Congestive Heart Failure Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (2015) 13 of 675 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 17.1% 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 lower than the national average (16.9%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 11.4% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly higher 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) – 24.5% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge. This statistical rate is significantly higher than the national average (21.6%) and Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 7.8% 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, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 17.2% 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%) and Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 12.8% 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).

Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you were seriously harmed while you were a patient at Rush University Medical Center, your damages might have been caused by medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC fight aggressively on behalf of our clients who have suffered injuries by errors and mistakes in any 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 out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.

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