Legal Remedies For Hospital Patients Who Develop Infections In The Hospital
When a stay in hospital results in you or a loved one suffering from an infection, it may be that you have suffered as a result of medical malpractice. If this is the case, then because we all rely on health care professionals to care for us when we are unwell and in hospital, if they negligently cause us undue suffering, we are well within our rights to make a medical malpractice claim.
Did You Know?
Medical malpractice payouts were over $3.8 billion in 2014 in the United States. This large amount of money is an indicator of how widespread problems like hospital-borne infections are.
There are numerous circumstances associated with hospital-acquired infection (HAI), including:
- Gastrointestinal Illness
- Urinary tract infections
- Primary bloodstream infections
- Surgical site infections
One of the most common cases of medical malpractice that is also, unfortunately, one of the areas that people fail to seek legal help with, is the development of a hospital-acquired infection. A recent case that demonstrates the possible severity of hospital infections involved a professional football player who developed MRSA after receiving a simple Cortizone shot, and as a result, underwent more than nine surgeries to treat the infection.
How Much Is Your Hospital-Acquired Infection Claim Worth?
We know that when you or a loved one suffers from a hospital infection as a result of medical malpractice, that the effects can alter your life, and the lives of those around you in multiple, and often drastic, ways. For some people, getting an infection in hospital results in changing their lives forever, and in some cases, the individual may even die as a result of the infection. We understand the potential severity of hospital infections, and we know what to do if you or a loved one has suffered from a hospital infection as a result of medical malpractice in Washington. We also know what questions to ask, and what information we need to gather in order to build a strong legal case for you.
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We have had success with a number of medical malpractice cases and are well-versed in state and federal laws regarding hospital infection cases as a result of medical malpractice in Washington. If you have been affected by medical malpractice, then let us help protect your rights. We can help you get what you deserve to enable you and those around you to rebuild your lives so that you can move forward.
Reach our law firm through an online form or call us in Seattle at (206) 536-2850 or in Tacoma at (253) 948-3199. We await your call about your hospital-acquired infection case.