Saint Anthony Hospital Malpractice Lawyers
Saint Anthony Hospital is a 151-bed hospital located in Cook County, Illinois at:
2875 West 19th Street
Chicago IL 60623
The hospital provides services to residents throughout Chicagoland including those in Brighton Park, Pilsen, North Lawndale, Little Village, Back of the Yards, Archer Heights, McKinley Park, Berwyn, Cicero and Chicago lawn. Some of the services they provide include:
- Behavioral health
- Adolescent health
- Diabetes care
- Medical imaging including x-rays, ultrasound, MRI, mammography, and CT scans
- Pediatric care
- Prenatal education
- Pregnancy testing
- Rehabilitation care
- Mental health
- Maternity care including obstetrics, gynecology and midwifery
- Nutritional care
- Emergency medical services
Illinois State Designations
Saint Anthony Hospital maintains the following designations:
- Perinatal II – As a Level II Perinatal facility, the hospital provides care to pregnant mothers and newborns at risk for medical complications. However, the facility does not have an on-site neonatal intensive care unit.
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) – The Illinois Department of Public Health recognizes the hospital as an EDAP facility providing trauma and medical services to pediatric patients around-the-clock.
Every medical center and hospital in Illinois is monitored by state and federal regulatory agencies that study statistical data to identify serious concerns about patient safety, uncontrolled infections, unexpected deaths and other problems. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Saint Anthony 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 ICU (for 2018) with zero reported infections for 472 central-line days.
- Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA for 2018 – zeros patients suffered from Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection on the 23,632 patient days.
- Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2018 – Six patients suffered contagious Clostridium difficile infections out of 23,347 patient days.
- Unexpected Deaths (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 1 out of 3,004 patients
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 out of 4,049 patients
- Iatrogenic Pneumothorax (healthcare-associated collapsed lung) 16 out of 27,843 patients
- Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 3 out of 498 patients
- Postoperative Respiratory Failure (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 out of 165 patients
- Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2018) – 18.2% of all patients treated at the facility for pneumonia were readmitted to the facility 30 days after departure for retreatment. This statistical percentage is significantly higher than the national average (16.9%) an Illinois average (17.37%).
- Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2018) – 12.8% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is significantly lower than the national average (15.9%) and the Illinois average (15.98%).
- Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2018) – 24.4% 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, 2015, and June 30, 2018) – 10.9% of all patients treated for heart failure at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly lower than the national average (11.9%) and the Illinois average (11.67%).
- 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 the Illinois average (13.32%).
- Congestive Heart Failure Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 1 out of 126 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 5.92 per 1000 patients is 1/4 of the Illinois average of 20.74 per 1000 patients.
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration, Pediatric (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 out of 1,211 patients
Maternal Safety and Utilization
- Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal with Instrument (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 4 out of 29 patients
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Saint Anthony Hospital
$5,250,000 Settlement; Illinois Birth Injury Claim
The events of this medical cause of action occurred at Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. A mother entered the facility at around forty weeks pregnant. Staff took her in and had her hooked up to monitoring devices. However, it appears that they did not check how the fetus was doing. They did not do this despite the fact that the fetus’ tracings were changing. Doctors prescribed her Pitocin, but this was contraindicated. Quickly, they decided to have her undergo an urgent C-section. They chose this procedure after they learned that the baby was suffering from bradycardia-slow heartbeat. It did not go well. The child sustained ischemic encephalopathy. This caused him to experience various physical and mental injuries. Yet, his overall health was not jeopardized. Nevertheless, the family filed suit against the hospital for negligence and malpractice. They pointed to the slow action, sloppy service, and resulting injuries that the child sustained. The claim sought compensation for the boy’s tangible losses and intangible suffering. The defendant hospital objected and replied but ultimately chose settlement. The plaintiffs obtained $5.25 million.
Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suffered serious harm or injury while you were a patient at Saint Anthony Hospital, your damages might be the result of medical negligence. The medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are dedicated to protecting the public from errors and mistakes in all medical settings. Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Our attorneys accept all personal injury cases, wrongful death lawsuits, and medical malpractice compensation claims through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement postpones all payment of legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case in a court of law or through a negotiated out of court settlement. All information you share during your consultation remains confidential.