The Severity Of Hospital-Based Infections
Hospital-based infections cause nearly 100,000 deaths a year in the United States. In Cleveland, infections have become such a problem that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted an investigation here.
We’ve worked with victims of hospital-based infections such as:
- E. coli
- Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Read about our verdicts and settlements in cases dealing with hospital-based infections.
How Infections Spread
Some patients encounter infections within hours of admission when strains of hospital bacteria, viruses or parasites infect their bodies, usually through their skin, respiratory tracts, genitals or urinary tracts. Infections are caused for many reasons, including medical negligence. For example, pathogens may be present on the hands of a health care provider who comes into contact with a patient. Other causes are contaminations in the heating and air-conditioning systems.
When You Think Your Doctor Did The Best They Could
Victims can be reluctant to bring medical malpractice lawsuits because they believe that their surgeons did the best job possible under the circumstances. They realize that doctors are human and the practice of medicine requires making difficult decisions. We understand. That’s why we take the time to talk with our clients candidly about whether to take legal action. The truth is that good people can be bad doctors. If a doctor was negligent with regard to your surgery, give us a call, and we’ll advise you on your options.
You Have A Limited Time To Make A Claim
Regardless of how the infection started, you have only one year from the date of the incident – or the last treatment by the physician who caused the harm – to file a lawsuit (with some limited exceptions). In order to give your lawyer time to build a strong case, you must take action quickly. Contact us to learn more about your rights.