Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center is a 149-bed “not-for-profit” facility providing medical services and cares for residents of Mattoon and Coles County Illinois. The center is located at:
1000 Health Center Dr.
Mattoon, IL 61938
Health Center Services
The facility provides numerous services that include:
- Advanced wound care
- Heart care
- Neurological services
- Sports and orthopedic medicine
- Occupational medicine
- Surgical services
- Urology care
- Interventional pain management
- Weight management
In a comparison ranking system against all other hospitals and medical centers in the US, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center maintains an overall “B-” score, ranking it in the 47th percentile. This nationwide ranking is calculated from publicly available data that involves patient flow, patient satisfaction, on-site complications and other factors. Any numbers lower than the 50th percentiles might be an indicator of medical malpractice concerns at the facility.
According to Analytics MD, the Health Center’s areas of strength include nurse communication with patients and the emergency room admitted length of stay. However, inpatient cost efficiency which is often considered the most significant expenditure for the patient ranks low at the hospital. Among all hospitals in the United States, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center ranks in the 60th percentile in efficiency. This means the facility has a low ranking in the type of training and provides its nursing staff.
The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center maintains two specific state designations including:
- Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) – For nearly 20 years, many Illinois hospitals have received recognition by both the EMSC (Emergency Medical Services for Children) and the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) for providing essential capabilities and resources to help injured and seriously ill children. The ED AP designation recognizes the hospital for participating in the state approved emergency medical system by providing optimal emergency care to children 24 hours every day.
- Perinatal II – To improve outcomes, the state of Illinois has developed a Regionalized Perinatal System that provides specialized care for pregnant women especially those at high risk. In addition, the facility provides exceptional newborn and fetus care. As a level II perinatal facility, the Health Center provides cares and services to pregnant women and their newborn experiencing medical complications. However, the facility does not have a neonatal intensive care nursery like a level III hospital.
Filing a Lawsuit against the Health Center
Medical Malpractice, errors or mistakes it happened when the doctor, nurse, health care professional, hospital or others causing injury or premature death of the patient through a negligent action or failure to act. While negligence might be obvious, it could also be a more inconspicuous mistake when diagnosing, treating, managing care or providing aftercare following a surgical procedure or treatment.
To resolve a claim for compensation, the victim must prove the negligence or mistakes played a part in the medical malpractice case by showing specific things that include:
- A Relationship between the Patient and Doctor Existed – The victim is required to prove that there was a patient/medical provider relationship with the doctor, nurse, facility or other entity being sued. Sometimes, that relationship is easy to identify, such as showing evidence when the physician began seeing the victim and provided treatment or not. Other times, a relationship exists because the patient was residing at the facility who might have hired a dangerous doctor, failed to train the nursing staff or use defective equipment.
- The Actions of the Medical Provider Were Negligent – Simply being unhappy about the outcome of a doctor’s treatment is not enough to win a medical malpractice lawsuit. however, if the victim can prove that the doctor did not act reasonably, skillfully or carefully, there may be adequate evidence to show a minimal medical standard of care led to the victim’s injuries.
- There Is a Direct Link between Negligence and the Injury – The victim must prove there is a direct correlation between the negligent actions of those being sued and the injuries involved.
- There Are Specific Damages Associated with the Injury – Finally, there must be specific damages that could include mental anguish, physical pain, lost earnings, or a premature death that could have been prevented had the medical professional done their job correctly.
To successfully resolve the case, the victim or their attorney must file all the necessary paperwork’s in the appropriate court in the county where the malpractice occurred. In Coles County, this location is at:
Coles County Circuit Court
651 Jackson Ave.
Charleston, Illinois 61920
Circuit Court Clerk Melissa Hurst
Sample Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
Missed Signs Lead to Complications and Man’s Death in New Illinois Medical Cause of Action
This controversy started after a sixty-year-old man went to the hospital, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Staff noted that he was suffering from hypertensive effects. They decided to have him undergo a series of blood tests. When the results of those exams came back, they showed that he had high creatinine and BUN levels. This was allegedly the result of his kidney dysfunction. Yet, this did not stop doctors there from discharging him to the medical facility from which he came. Although, just a few days after this original visit, he entered the same hospital. This time staff diagnosis him with metabolic acidosis, kidney disease, and encephalopathy. At once, they rushed to treat these conditions. However, it was all for naught. He died just a few weeks from the date of his first hospital visit that triggered these developments. This complaint was brought as a result of these affairs. It targets the facilities, doctors, and medical companies who were involved. The claim cites them with negligence for their failed diagnosis and subsequent care. Further, it charges them with responsibility for his early and untimely death. The results of this litigation have not yet published.
Radiation Treatment Goes Awry in Recent Claim
Here, a woman entered the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. She needed treatment for cancer. Doctors recommend radiation at a certain dosage level. However, according to allegations contained within the subsequent complaint, the amount suggested was way too high. As a result, she suffered ulcers from the radiation in her vagina. The lawsuit claims these surgical errors would have never occurred had the doctors recommended and prescribed the correct dosage amount. The claim targets the medical facility as well as the doctor in charge. It lists them as liable for negligence and malpractice. The case pleads for damages related to her physical pain, disability, emotional suffering, medical expenses, and other economic and non-economic losses she sustained as a result of their conduct.
Mattoon Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect that your loved one has been neglected or mistreated while a patient at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, contact the law firm of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today. Our Mattoon medical malpractice attorneys have years of experience in successfully resolving compensation claims against every party at fault for the medical mistake. Our expertise in handling cases like yours can ensure a successful resolution to your recompense claim or lawsuit.
We encourage you to contact our Coles County medical error law firm today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free comprehensive case consultation. There is no need to make an upfront payment because our legal services and fees are paid only after we have one your case at trial or negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf.