Hospital-acquired infections are often described by the media as “terrifying” and “widespread.” Both of these descriptions are accurate. In fact, hospital-acquired infections cause approximately 75,000 deaths every single year. Each day, about 1 in 25 hospitalized patients acquires a life-threatening infection. In 2011 alone, there were about 722,000 hospital-acquired infections in U.S. hospitals.
If you or a loved one has suffered an infection after surgery, hospitalization, or treatment in an emergency room, doctor’s office, or hospital, you may be entitled to compensation. The hospital-acquired infection lawyers at LawMD help people across the country. We are widely recognized as leaders in medical malpractice representation. Don’t wait to speak to our attorneys about your case. We offer no-obligation, complimentary case evaluations.
When you enter a hospital for surgery or another type of procedure, you don’t expect to come out worse than you go in. What makes hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) so scary is that they are frequently fast-moving and uncontrollable.
The following HAIs have featured prominently in the news in recent years:
Because many HAIs progress with alarming rapidity, it is absolutely critical for medical staff to closely monitor patients after surgery and other medical procedures. Doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals can prevent infections or stop them in their tracks by paying close attention to the signs of infection.
Surgical site infections are often the most damaging and deadly, as they attack a person when he or she is already vulnerable. The hours and days after a surgery are often a critical time, as the body works hard to repair itself and recover.
Symptoms of surgical site infection include:
Sadly, many HAIs are missed by physicians and medical professionals, leading to a cascade of health crises that leave a patient with permanent disability or loss of function.
If you have suffered a hospital-acquired infection or any other type of infection related to a medical procedure, our hospital-acquired infection lawyers can help. Our attorneys are aggressive trial lawyers who understand what it takes to overcome the challenges of taking on doctors, lawyers, and big insurance companies. Many of our attorneys are also licensed medical professionals. This provides them with valuable insight into both the legal and medical aspects of your claim.