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St. Alexius Medical Center Malpractice Attorneys

St. Alexius Medical Center AMITA St Alexius Medical Center is a 310-bed hospital providing services and care to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

1555 N Barrington Rd.
Hoffman Estates IL 60169
(847) 843-2000

http://www.alexianbrothershealth.org/

The AMITA-associated hospital provides diverse services to the local community including:

  • Heart and vascular care
  • Neurosciences
  • Pediatric care
  • Cancer care
  • Women's health
  • Behavioral health
  • Orthopedic care

Illinois State Designations

Currently, St Alexius Medical Center maintains the following designations:

  • Perinatal III
  • Trauma Center II
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
  • Primary Stroke Center

Patient Safety

Federal and state government agencies routinely monitor and survey every hospital and medical center in Illinois to quickly identify patient safety concerns that need immediate attention. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, St Alexius Medical Center reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and their families.

Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Adult Medical/Surgical ICU (2016) with three reported infections over 2500 central-line days

  • Central Line-Associated Infections in the Level II/III Neonatal ICU (2016) with one reported infection over 2050 Central-line days

  • Surgical Site Infection Associated with Total Knee Replacement Surgery (215) with one reported infection occurring over 457 procedures.

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (216) with 37 reported highly contagious Clostridium difficile infections acquired over 77,972 patient days

Safety Concerns

  • Foreign Body Left During Procedure (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 reported incidents

  • Risk-Adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) (2015) 16 out of 3339 patients

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 12 out of 11,384 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) 5 out of 1781 patients

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) 8 out of 3056 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 14.8% 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 lower than the national average (16.9%) an Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 13.8% 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%) in Illinois average (15.98%).

  • Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 19.6 % of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge. This statistical rate is significantly lower 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) – 9.4% 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 Illinois average (11.67%).

  • Heart Attack Patient Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 14.8 % of all patients treated at the hospital for heart attack were readmitted to the facility 30 days after discharge for retreatment. The statistical rate is significantly 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) – 12.7% 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).

  • Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 1 patients out of 124 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 7.9 per 1000 patients is more than one third lower than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 8 out of 189 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 29.48 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 11 out of 236 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 56.23 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

Maternal Safety and Utilization

  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal Delivery Without Instrument (2015) 47 out of 2194 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, this statistical rate is significantly worse in the State average.

  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal Delivery Instrument-assisted (2015) 11 out of 188 patients.

Hoffman Estates, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you suffered serious harm or injury while you were a patient at AMITA Saint Alexius Medical Center, your injuries might have been caused by a medical mistake. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can fight aggressively on your behalf to receive compensation if you have suffered injuries caused by an error 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 claims for personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice 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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