Legal news reports that a medical malpractice lawsuit has been field as the result of a deadly fungal outbreak that occurred at a Louisiana hospital. According to reports, 5 children died as the result of contact with contaminated linens at the facility. While the outbreak occurred more than 5 years ago, some of the families are just now receiving word about the circumstances that led to their children's deaths, compounding the tragedy.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been infected from a hospital visit, we urge you to contact a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer immediately. A skilled hospital infection attorney can probe just what happened and obtain critical records to help uncover whether medical malpractice occurred.
Unfortunately, the fatal fungal outbreak is not an isolated incident. In fact, thousands of patients suffer harm, and dies as the result of preventable medical errors and negligence each year. Hospital Infections are a leading cause of preventable deaths, and a sad reality is that more people die of these infections each year than the combined number of people who die from breast cancer and AIDS. Further, even if these infections are not fatal, a contaminated instrument can still lead to full or partial paralysis. Often the families are left wondering what happened, and never receiving the closure they deserve.
For more information, or if you suspect a loved one may have been injured or harmed as the result of a hospital acquired infection, please contact the experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate, confidential consultation.