Hospital-Acquired Infections Due to Medical Malpractice
Staying in a hospital, whether it’s for a planned surgery or recovering from an illness or injury, can be frightening as you worry about your recovery. Unfortunately, sometimes hospitals can be more detrimental to your health than they are beneficial. Hospital patients are often put at risk of developing serious infections due to healthcare professionals’ failure to properly disinfect tools, rooms, and other surfaces.
Hospitals are expected to be sanitary in order to prevent patients from suffering hospital-acquired infections; your hospital stay should not be lengthened or made more expensive by a preventable infection. Victims of hospital-acquired infections in New York can turn to Hach & Rose, LLP for help with fighting for compensation for their pain and suffering.
Common Hospital Infections
Many hospital infections are associated with the use of instruments including ventilators, catheters, and central lines. The most common infections acquired at hospitals include:
- Surgical site infections
- Bladder infections
- C. difficile infections
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Your health and recovery should be a hospital’s number one priority, and it should never be compromised by improper sanitation or procedure. Fortunately, you may have several legal options if you developed an infection after being admitted to a hospital.
Speak with a Hospital Negligence Attorney in New York
Healthcare professionals are supposed to protect the health of their patients during their hospital stays. The experienced lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP believe that you should not be forced to endure the preventable pain and costs of a hospital-acquired infection, and we are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our offices at (212) 779-0057 today to learn how we may be able to fight for you.