Knowing as much as possible about a healthcare facility could be critical to the health and safety of you and your loved ones. That’s why being aware of a hospital’s score, how a hospital performs, and its violations and ratings is so important. In this series, we take data from sources like US News and World Reports and the IDPH to bring you an informative picture of how hospitals and healthcare centers all around Chicagoland are performing, what their ratings are, and any violations they may have. The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers can provide you with the help you need if you think medical malpractice has occurred. This article focuses on Vista Medical Center East.
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Vista Medical Center East is a 228-bed for-profit hospital located in Waukegan. It specializes in both general care as well as specialty surgery. It was given a “D” rating from the not-for-profit hospital grading organization Leapfrog. Vista Medical Center East’s contact information is:
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, IL is rated high performing in 2 adult procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. They are rated high performing for stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They are rated average for five procedures and conditions including pneumonia, knee replacement, kidney failure, diabetes, and heart failure. They are rated below average for six procedures and conditions including colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, hip fracture, hip replacement, and lung cancer surgery. They are also not rated for three procedures including prostate cancer surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, and back surgery (spinal fusion).
Illinois hospitals and medical centers are ranked by the IDPH based on their performance in the Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care site. With this valuable information, patients and families can compare quality of care and treatment between different facilities. You can research important topics like:
Infections are a prevalent yet oftentimes preventable issue at hospitals. If an infection was caused by unsanitary hospital conditions or surgical procedures, the hospital may be liable for medical malpractice. The CDC identified the following infections detected at Vista Medical Center East:
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Vista Medical Center East experienced a statistically significantly higher rate of heart attack deaths and of postoperative lung embolism or deep vein thrombosis. Only 38% of patients would “definitely recommend” the hospital to friends and family.
A telling way to see if a hospital is held in high regard by both patients and staff is the number of medical malpractice cases that have been filed against them. Vista Medical Center East has compensated victims of medical malpractice. Records show several notable settlements and verdicts.
These recoveries represent examples of medical malpractice lawsuits filed against the hospital. If something similar has happened to you or a loved one, you should consider having an attorney review your case. Other forms of medical malpractice can include:
Medical malpractice claims normally involve complex medical issues and require thorough review. If you suspect medical malpractice, call our offices to discuss your situation.
If you think you were victims of medical malpractice, time is of the essence to contact a personal injury attorney. The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers has experience in helping people who suspect they were wronged by getting them the just compensation for their injuries or losses. With our attorneys having extensive knowledge in this topic, we will be able evaluate your case and provide guidance on what steps to take next. Pick up the phone now and call us for a free consultation, there’s no obligation.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has a database that consists of all the licensed doctors in Illinois. You can use this resource to look up your doctor’s licensing information and see if they have been disciplined by the state.
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If your doctor has had disciplinary action taken against them, it will appear under the Disciplinary Actions section of the search. There are many different types of discipline actions that may appear: a reprimand; probation; suspension; summary or temporary suspension; revocation; refuse to renew; relinquished, surrendered, or permanent inactive; or fines.
The American Board of Medical Specialties offers a way to check whether your doctor or other healthcare provider is certified on their website.
If you suspect medical malpractice at Vista Medical Center East, contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers today. Our Waukegan personal injury lawyers have the experience to evaluate your case and determine what steps can be taken next. Our team is available for free consultations with no obligation. If you need help in a medical malpractice case, call us now. We are ready to help.