Contaminated Medical Instruments
The Dangers of Contaminated Instruments
Medical professionals should be well aware of the dangers involved in operating with contaminated instruments. To combat these dangers, doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other care providers are required to follow extensive procedures to minimize the possibility of infection due to contaminated instruments. If you have suffered complications arising out of contaminated medical equipment or instruments, seeking compensation for your injuries or the hardship you have endured is an absolute necessity. A Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer from our firm can aggressively fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.
Not many people realize that hospitals contain many germs and bacteria that can lead to serious, life-threatening infections. Infections in hospitals lead to more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Contaminated instruments are also very dangerous for individuals undergoing a blood transfusion.
Blood transfusion injuries are usually assessed as infectious or noninfectious risks. These risks usually result from
medical negligence on the part of doctors or other medical staff who do not clean their instruments properly or fail to discard contaminated implements. Infectious risks include the possibility of contracting hepatitis, HIV, or a drug-resistant bacterial infection.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving Los Angeles
Over the years our firm, Bostwick & Peterson LLP, has helped many clients fight for the compensation necessary to not only treat the injuries and ailments that result from medical malpractice, but also to cover the untold emotional costs of these medical missteps. We have won over $500 million in compensation for our clients in the past, and as Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the entire country, you can rest assured that our attorneys are at the top of their field. When medical professionals place you in risk of a serious infection due to contaminated instruments, they should be held accountable. We are here to help you hold these doctors and institutions liable. Call our firm today and take the first step towards getting compensation for the extreme risk your doctors have placed you in unnecessarily.
Contact a Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney
if a contaminated instrument has caused you significant harm.