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University of Chicago Hospitals Malpractice Attorneys

University of Chicago Hospitals University of Chicago Hospital is an 811-bed hospital providing services to visitors and residents of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

5841 South Maryland Street
Chicago IL 60637
(773) 702-1000


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

  • Burn care
  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes care
  • Respiratory disease care
  • Rheumatology
  • Obesity surgery
  • Digestive diseases
  • Sports medicine
  • Interventional endoscopic
  • Infectious diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Geriatric care
  • Vascular and heart care
  • Neurosciences
  • Lung disease
  • Liver disease
  • Women's health
  • Weight management
  • Pain management
  • Hypertension
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Radiation oncology
  • Colon and rectal surgery

Illinois State Designations

Currently, University of Chicago Hospital maintains the following designations:

  • Perinatal III
  • Trauma Center I
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics

Patient Safety

Federal and state government regulatory agencies routinely monitor every medical center and hospital in Illinois to quickly identify serious safety concerns and take appropriate measures when necessary. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, University Of Chicago Hospitals 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 Neurosurgical ICU (2016) 1 reported infection over 1110 central-line days

  • Adult Surgical Cardiothoracic ICU (2016) 7 reported infections over 4329 central-line days

  • Adult Medical Cardiac ICU (2016) with one infection over 1290 central-line days

  • Adult Surgical ICU (2016 with one infection over 1857 central-line days

  • Pediatric Medical-Surgical ICU (2016) with three reported infections over 2899 central-line days

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic ICU (2016) with one reported infection over 348 central-line days

  • Level III Neonatal ICU (2016) with six reported infections over 9094 central-line days

Surgical Site Infection Associated with Total Knee Hip Replacement Surgery (2016) with one infection reported over 285 procedures.

Surgical Site Infections Associated with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (2016) with one infection over 174 procedures.

Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of MRSA (2016) with seven reported infections of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquired over 197,279 patient days.

Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI (2016) with 189 reported infections of highly contagious Clostridium difficile aisle over 171,434 patient days.

Safety Concerns

  • Risk-adjusted Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (clotting) (2015) 82 out of 7343 patients. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the statistical rate is significantly worse in the State average.

  • Wound Complications in Abdominal Wall Surgery (2015) 2 out of 1737 patients

  • Accidental Puncture and Laceration (2015) 8 out of 21,024 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (2015) 36 out of 3812 patients

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (2015) 4 out of 1,845 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 18.9% 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%) and Illinois average (17.37%).

  • Pneumonia 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 16.9% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly higher than the national average (15.9%) and Illinois average (15.98%).

  • Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Facility within 30 Days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 21% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge. This statistical rate is nearly identical to the national average (21.6%) and Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 10.8% 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%).

  • Hip Fracture-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – One patient out of 49 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 18.43 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 23 out of 227 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 80.35 per 1000 patients is more than double the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000. According to the IDPH, the statistic is significantly worse than the State average.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 47 out of 465 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 81.89 per 1000 patients is nearly 1.5 times higher than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

Chicago, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you suffered serious harm or injury while you were a patient at University of Chicago Hospitals, your damages and injuries might have been caused by medical negligence of a doctor, nurse or facility. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC fight aggressively on behalf of our clients who have suffered injuries by a medical mistake.

Contact our attorneys today to schedule a no-obligation, free initial 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 negotiate an out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.


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