Taylorville Memorial Hospital is a “not-for-profit” church-affiliated 25-bed facility providing medical services and cares for residents of Taylorville and Christian County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
201 E. Pleasant St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
The facility provides various services including acute care, cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedics, surgical services, respiratory therapy, rehabilitation, radiology and emergency services.
In a comparative ranking among all U.S. hospitals and medical centers, Taylorville Memorial Hospital maintains an overall “A-" score, ranking it in the 77th percentile. According to Analytics MD, the Christian County Hospital areas of strength include communication of the medical staff with patients.
In addition, the emergency department at the hospital ranks in the 68th percentile of discharged patient flow that measures the efficiency of how patients are treated. The incoming patient flow ranks in the 75th percentile of how patients are initially seen by the medical team and evaluated. However, the facility also ranks in the 85th percentile of frustrated patients and their level of frustration after leaving the emergency department.
A certain percentage of all patients will return to a hospital after a recent stay due to some complication involving a negative change in their condition. The information concerning Taylorville Memorial Hospital is accumulated by the federal government through Hospital Compare website. The measurements for the hospital between the 07/01/2012 through 06/30/2015 timeframe include:
- 17.3 Percent – The percentage of pneumonia patients that were readmitted to the facility within 30 days.
- 22.2 Percent – The percentage of heart failure patients that were readmitted to the facility within 30 days.
- 14.2 Percent – The percentage of pneumonia patients who died within 30 days after entering the hospital.
- 12.7 Percent – The percentage of heart failure patients who died within 30 days after entering the hospital.
30-Day and Rate Adjusted Mortality Rates
The Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) uses a variety of measurements to determine the level of care in relation to short-term mortality rates at hospitals nationwide. This discharged data serves as a quality indicator. Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s results include:
- 21.02 per 1000 or 2 out of 128 Patients – The risk-adjusted mortality rate of individuals who passed away of pneumonia at the hospital between 01/01/2015 and 12/31/2015. This rate is significantly lower than the 23.48 per 1000 individuals statewide.
- 39.80 per 1000 or 2 out of 61 Patients – The risk-adjusted mortality rate of individuals who passed away of congestive heart failure at the hospital between 01/01/2015 and 12/31/2015. This rate is nearly twice as high as the statewide number of 20.74 per 1000 patients.
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
In nearly every injury case, the injured party has the legal right to file suit against those who caused damage through willful conduct. This could include doctors, nurses, medical providers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers.
Sometimes, the injured party lacks a physical or mental capacity to file a suit without assistance. Often, the family will hire an attorney to work on behalf of the victim to ensure they receive the financial compensation they deserve for their damages.
The first step the attorney will take is to prove negligence and show how the deficient practice of the doctor, nurse or facility through their action or inaction was negligent. It is important to note that physicians do not have a responsibility to ensure a positive outcome of every medical situation. Sometimes the outcome of a procedure might be the expected result due to the physical condition of the patient.
However, there are common complaints of victims of medical malpractice litigation where the individual suffered great harm or died prematurely due to a C-section/birth complication, misdiagnosis, anesthesia emergency, medication error or botched surgery. In these cases, the attorney will show the victim’s demonstrable, lingering and serious injuries how their harm is directly connected to the negligent action of the defendants.
In Illinois, the medical malpractice attorney working on behalf of the victim must follow strict pre-lawsuit requirements. A formal notification by the plaintiff to the doctor/nurse/facility must be made to their insurance company. In addition, the attorney will hire experts, obtain records and build a case to present to the defendant and possibly to a judge and jury if an out-of-court settlement cannot be reached.
All necessary paperwork must be completed and filed with the appropriate court in the county. In Christian County, that facility is located at:
Christian County Circuit Court
101 S. Main
Taylorville, IL 62568
Circuit Court Clerk Julie Mayer
Once the paperwork has been filed, the attorney working for the victim will begin the discovery process, take depositions of all parties involved and start the negotiation process to successfully resolve the case for compensation.
Taylorville, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one is the victim of neglect, mistreatment or abuse while a patient at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Our knowledgeable Illinois attorneys can offer legal assistance on your family’s behalf to ensure your financial compensation case is successfully resolved.
We urge you to contact our Christian County medical malpractice law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, free consultation today. We accept all wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury cases and medical malpractice claims for compensation through contingency fee agreements, so no upfront or payments are necessary.