Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Advocate for Innocent Patients Injured from Preventable Infections Due to Medical Negligence
Patients suffer dangerous infections from unsanitary hospitals
Ideally, there would be no such thing as hospital-acquired infections. Unfortunately, hospital-acquired infections are very common. Hospitals simply do not do enough to control infections. Doctors understand how important it is to take precautions to prevent infections, but often fail to take even the basic step of washing their hands before touching any patient. Our Cleveland medical negligence attorneys at The Eisen Firm recover monetary compensation for victims that suffer dangerous infections from unnecessary hospitals.
Proving preventable infections at Ohio hospitals requires experienced medical malpractice attorneys
It is often very difficult to prove that the source of a particular infection is a hospital. On the other hand, certain bacteria that cause infections are well-known to thrive in hospitals. Sometimes, hospital acquired infections are the result of negligence, but such cases can be difficult to prove. More often, infection claims arise when doctors and nurses fail to recognize and appropriately treat an infection.
Infections that are allowed to progress can lead to sepsis (severe infection plus inflammation), bacteremia (bloodstream infection), and death. Failure to promptly diagnose and treat infection is negligent. This is especially true when the infection arises shortly after an operation, when doctors and nurses should be on the lookout for any signs of infection, such as fever, redness, and high white blood cell counts.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to an infection, The Eisen Law Firm can assist you in determining whether the infection was caused or worsened by medical negligence.
Schedule a free initial consultation with a Cleveland personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights to compensation if you were the victim of a hospital infection
Our medical malpractice lawyers at The Eisen Law Firm believe that patients deserve compensation when hospitals fail to provide a clean and safe place to stay. Speak with one of our attorneys if you contracted an infection while you were at the hospital. We serve infection victims in Cleveland, Lorain, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and throughout Northeast Ohio. Call us today at 216-687-0900 to speak or to schedule a free consultation.