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Infections in Hospitals

Los Angeles Hospital Infection Lawyer

Hospital Acquired Infections & Medical Malpractice Claims

When you go to a hospital, the last thing on your mind is having to deal with an unexpected health emergency due to a hospital-acquired infection. Unfortunately, hospitals can be breeding grounds for dangerous infections, and patients can face elevated risks when providers fail to take the necessary precautions to prevent them.

At Bostwick & Peterson LLP, we take hospital infection cases seriously and leverage our resources to help clients investigate an underlying cause. If you or someone you love became sick due to an infection in a hospital or other health care facility, don’t delay in reaching out to us for a consultation.

  • Since 2018, we’ve twice broken the California record for largest malpractice recovery.
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Learn how our firm may be able to help you in the fight for justice. Call for a FREE consultation: (213) 519-5636.

Dangerous & Deadly Infections Acquired in Hospitals

Without strict sanitary procedures or extensive bacterial testing and prevention, hospitals can become the ideal spot for bacteria or infection disease to grow. The constant influx of sick patients can contribute greatly to introducing new strains of drug-resistant infective agents.

As statistics show, more people die of serious infections acquired in health care facilities than the combined number of people who die from breast cancer and AIDS. Even if these infections are not fatal, infections can still lead to full or partial paralysis and other life-altering injuries.

Some common strains of lethal bacteria found in hospitals include:

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Klebsiella pneumonia
  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE)

Negligent providers may expose patients to these and other harmful agents in a variety of ways. Examples include:

  • Contaminated instruments
  • Poor hygiene / sanitation protocol
  • Surgical errors and inadequate post-surgical care
  • Failure to disinfect equipment and dialysis machines
  • Failure to evaluate and quarantine infectious patients
  • ER Errors resulting in sepsis

Because of the fact that most of these infections can be easily prevented, if you face serious medical complications as a result of an infection you got at a hospital, you should take legal action immediately to seek compensation for your hardships.

Contact us for a FREE consultation to discuss your options for bringing a hospital infection lawsuit.

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