Hospital infections are often easily preventable, yet they occur on a daily
basis. They can make patients even sicker than what was originally ailing
them - sometimes even costing them their lives. These infections occur
most often in hospitals with poor sanitation and health standards, due
to negligence on the part of staff and medical professionals. However,
infections can and do occur at various types of medical centers.
When undergoing most medical procedures, a risk of infection is often listed
as a side effect. However, infections can be minimized by proper care
of the site. Because of their invasive nature, certain procedures carry
more risk of causing infection than others. These higher risk procedures include:
- Indwelling medical devices, such as IVs or urinary catheters
- Antibiotic use, especially if improperly prescribed or overprescribed
These types of procedures may lead to extremely dangerous infections. The
following infections, if not treated promptly, may cause severe medical
complications or death:
- Urinary tract infections
- Surgical site infections
- Bloodstream infection, frequently Staph or MRSA
If you believe you have sustained one of these infections after a medical
procedure, seek medical care immediately. If medical negligence is found
to be the cause of your infection, the medical provider may be held accountable.
Physicians are not the only care providers who can be guilty of negligence.
Staff, nurses, and others employed by a healthcare facility may be at fault.
Have you been affected by an infection from a recent Florida hospital visit?
The law on this topic is complex, so we recommend that you contact a Florida
medical malpractice attorney immediately.
Craig Goldenfarb and his team of
West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyershave represented many clients in Florida medical negligence lawsuits. Fill
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