Shriners Hospital for Children is a 60-bed “not for profit” facility providing medical cares and services to residents of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. The hospital is located at:
2211 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60635
The facility provides a variety of legal services that include:
- Plastic surgery
- Cleft palate and cleft lip
- Spine care and scoliosis
- Craniofacial microsomia
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National healthcare safety network surveillance system maintains data on this facility’s healthcare-associated infections and bloodstream infections including Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
The Shriners Hospital for Children maintains one state designation that includes:
- Childrens – This hospital specializes in children care services focusing on specific health issues including orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, and chronic conditions including sickle-cell disease. These facilities typically offer a plethora of surgical, medical and rehabilitative services.
Patient Insurance Mix
The National Healthcare Report Card provides valuable data on the level of health insurance coverage of young patients receiving care at Shriners Hospital for Children. Currently, the inpatient insurance mix involves nearly 62 percent of patients receiving care through private insurance, more than 25 percent of inpatients receive Medicaid and nearly 13 percent receive charity care.
The outpatient insurance mix at the hospital includes nearly 66 percent of outpatients received care through private insurance, more than 27 percent received care through Medicaid and only seven percent received care through charities.
Common Medical Malpractice Examples
If a medical professional fails to provide the patient appropriate medical care at a level that any other responsible doctor, nurse or facility would, this could be an indicator of medical malpractice, error or mistake. While there are many factors involved in common medical malpractice cases, nearly every one involves carelessness, recklessness or negligence. Because of that, the victim or their family has the right to file a lawsuit or claim for compensation against all those responsible for causing harm.
The most common examples involving medical malpractice include:
- A Missed or Wrong Diagnosis – A physician working in a hospital, doctor’s office or other medical center failing to recognize common symptoms, indicators or signs might fail to adequately diagnose the patient’s problem, condition or disease.
- A Lack of a Diagnosis – Doctors have a plethora of available tools, equipment, and tests at their disposal to make a proper diagnosis when a patient makes a complaint involving pain, discomfort, memory loss or another issue. Failing to use these tools and not providing a diagnosis has the potential of causing serious harm to the patient that could eventually lead to their premature death.
- Childbirth Injury – Many serious childbirth injuries including cerebral palsy and asphyxiation are the result of a medical professional’s error or failing to take quick action when necessary. Any failure to perform a necessary cesarean section before damage occurs could result in serious injury to the newborn.
- Medication Error – Prescribing the wrong medication, administering the wrong drug, administering the wrong dosage, administering another patient’s drug to a different patient or overdosing/under dosing of a drug can cause serious, or even fatal, consequences.
- Anesthesia Mistakes – Anesthesiologists can easily make mistakes and administer the wrong amount of anesthesia during a procedure/surgery that could result in extensive brain damage.
- Surgical Mistakes – Operating on the wrong organ, body part or patient often produces serious life-altering consequences, as do making serious errors during a surgical procedure caused by negligence or carelessness.
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Just because you have suffered a serious injury or a loved one died prematurely while under the care of their physician is not usually justification to file a medical malpractice suit. An unacceptable outcome does not necessarily translate to a claim for compensation. In nearly every case, the doctor provided the patient with all risks and warnings before the patient authorized the physician to perform the surgery, procedure or treatment.
Additionally, there may be no case if the patient received specific instructions from the medical team post-surgery/treatment with a list of follow-up care. The patient likely does not have a case for compensation if they refused to follow the instructions and additional injuries developed or a worsening condition occurred.
However, if the actions of the physician or lack of action breached their responsibilities to provide a standard of care, it is very likely you can file and win an effective medical malpractice lawsuit/claim for compensation. After a skilled personal injury attorney determines the complexity of the case, all necessary paperwork will need to be filed in the appropriate court. In Cook County, that location is at:
Cook County Circuit Court
50 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60602
Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy A. Brown
Chicago Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe your loved one has suffered serious injury or died prematurely while a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Our skillful Chicago medical malpractice attorneys can provide legal representation to your family in a case involving mistreatment or neglect that happened at the hospital.
Schedule your no obligation, free comprehensive financial case evaluation today by calling our Cook County medical malpractice law offices at (888) 424-5757. Our law firm does not require any upfront payment because we accept all medical malpractice mistreatment and neglect cases through contingency fee arrangements.