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VHS West Suburban Medical Center Malpractice Lawyers

VHS West Suburban Medical Center VHS West Suburban Medical Center is a 234-bed hospital providing cares and services to the residents and visitors of Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:

Erie At Austin Boulevard
Oak Park IL 60302
(708) 383-6200

http://www.westsuburbanmc.com/Home.aspx

The Chicago metropolitan area hospital provides numerous services to the community that includes:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Cancer care
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain management
  • Vascular and Heart care
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Internal medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Digestive disorder care
  • Dermatology
  • Women's health
  • Respiratory care
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Infections disease
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Hepatitis C and liver disease treatment
  • Imaging services including CT scans, ultrasound, MRIs and x-rays

Illinois State Designations

Currently, VHS West Suburban Medical Center maintains the following designations:

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

Health Care-Associated Infections

Both the federal and state governments routinely monitor hospitals and medical centers throughout Illinois to quickly identify serious patient concerns that need immediate attention. According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, VHS West Suburban Medical Center reported the following medical errors that may be of concern to patients and family members.

Health Care-Associated Infections

  • Healthcare Facility Onset Incident Rate of CDI for 2016 – 23 patients acquired highly contagious Clostridium difficile aisle infections over 26,956 patient days.

Patient Safety

  • Unexpected Death (for 2015) one out of 2104 patients

  • Postoperative Lung Embolism or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT clotting) eight out of 1212 patients

  • Postoperative Respiratory Failure (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) four out of 337 patients

  • Postoperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma (for 2015) three out of 1123 patients

  • Pneumonia Patients Admitted to the Hospital within 30 days (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 18.3% 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) – 14.1% of all patients treated for pneumonia at the facility died within 30 days. This statistical rate is slightly 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) – 21.3% of all patients treated for heart failure were readmitted to the facility within 30 days after discharge. This statistical rate is comparable to the national average (21.6%) an Illinois average (21.78%).

  • Heart Failure 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 10.6% 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) – 16.6% of all patients treated at the hospital for heart attack were readmitted to the facility 30 days after discharge for retreatment. The statistical percent is minimally higher than the national average (16.3%) an Illinois State average (16.4%).

  • Heart Attack 30 Day Mortality Rate (between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) – 12.2% 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 – 3 patients out of 159 died because of a hip fracture. This statistical risk-adjusted rate of 47.45 per 1000 patients is nearly double than the Illinois average of 24.98 per 1000.

  • Heart Attack Deaths Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 7 out of 116 patients died of heart attacks at the facility. This risk-adjusted rate of 63.28 per 1000 patients is substantially higher than the Illinois average of 37.24 per 1000.

  • Stroke-Associated Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate for 2015 – 5 out of 165 patients died of a stroke at the hospital. This risk-adjusted rate of 46.58 per 1000 patients is significantly lower than the Illinois average of 61.56 per 1000 patients.

Maternal Safety and Utilization

  • Birth Trauma (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 3 out of 1,387 patients
  • Obstetric Trauma – Vaginal Without Instrument (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 23 out of 1,477 patients

Oak Park, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you were harmed or injured while you were a patient at VHS West Suburban Medical Center, your damages might have been caused by medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal assistance to patients who have suffered injuries by an error or mistake in any medical setting.

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 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 negotiated out of court settlement. All information you share with our law office remains confidential.

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