Northeast Ohio Bacteria Lawyer
Patients that get exposed to non-sterile medical environments and contaminated surgical instruments can acquire infections leading to serious injury or death. Infants and elderly individuals are more susceptible to hospital acquired infection based upon their compromised immune systems. Viruses and bacteria post significant risks to persons that have been hospitalized. There are certain circumstances whereby a hospital may be liable for these infections. This can be the case where the infection was caused due to a contaminated instrument or doctor negligence.
Infections acquired in the hospital can lead to additional medical expenses, pain and suffering and permanent injury, including amputation or even death.
Our experienced lawyers handle hospital acquired infection cases involving the following medical conditions:
- Hepatitis A, B or C
- Blood Poisoning
- HIV / AIDS
- Staph Infection
Hospital acquired general occur as a result of a physician's or nurse's failure to follow protocol or poor sanitation. Examples can include:
- Failure to sanitize surgical instruments
- Failure to change bedding
- Failure to change water and/or air filters
If you or a loved one acquired an infection while in the hospital and suffered significant harm as a result thereof, please contact one of our experienced Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers today.