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Saint Joseph Hospital Malpractice Lawyers

Saint Joseph Hospital Presence Saint Joseph Hospital is a 371-bed hospital provide cares and services to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

2900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60657
(773) 665-3000

http://www.presencehealth.org/presence-saint-joseph-hospital-chicago

The Chicago metropolitan area hospital provides diverse services to the local community that include:

  • Internal medicine
  • Cancer care
  • Emergency medical services
  • Imaging including CT scans, ultrasound, MRIs and x-rays
  • Immediate care
  • Palliative care
  • Pain management
  • Weight-loss solution
  • Cardiovascular care
  • Adult behavioral health services
  • Women's health
  • Gastrointestinal services
  • Surgical procedures
  • Adult addiction services
  • HIV care
  • Palliative care
  • Sports medicine
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurosciences

Illinois State Designations

Currently, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital maintains the following designations:

  • Perinatal III
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
  • Baby Friendly
  • Primary Stroke Center

Patient Safety

According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Saint Joseph Hospital reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.

Facility-Acquired Infections

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2016 – 24 patients acquired highly contentions Clostridium difficile infections over 46,373 patient days.

Patient Safety

  • Risk-Adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (for 2015) 7 out of 1500 patients

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (for 2015) 15 out of 9805 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (for 2015) 2 out of 440 patients

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (for 2015) 15 out of 1364 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, this statistic is significantly worse in the state average.

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 20.3% 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, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 13.5% 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%) in Illinois average (15.98%).

  • Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 22.4% 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, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 8.8% 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) – 17.1% 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%) an Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 11.4% of all patients treated for a heart attack at the facility died within 30 days after admittance. The statistical rate is significantly lower than the national average (13.6%) and Illinois average (13.32 percent).

  • Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 1 patients out of 42 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 21.61 per 1000 patients is slightly lower than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 6 out of 264 patients died of CHF at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 14.96 per 1000 patients is almost three times higher than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 3 out of 81 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 39.18 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

Maternal Safety and Utilization

  • Birth Trauma (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 5 out of 1,484 patients
  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal with Instrument (for 2015) 5 out of 56 patients
  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal without Instrument (for 2015) 26 out of 1000 patients. According to the IDPH, this statistic is significantly worse than the state average.

Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you were seriously harmed while you were a patient at St. Joseph Hospital, your injuries may be the result of medical negligence. The medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal assistance to patients who have suffered injuries by errors and mistakes in every medical setting.

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 an out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.

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