Infections In Hospitals
It happens more often that anyone would like to believe: A patient is admitted to a hospital for a routine surgery. Following an apparently successful surgery, the patient develops a life-threatening infection and dies or suffers a serious injury. The family is left looking for answers.
At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C. in New Haven, Connecticut, our lawyers help injured people get the answers that hospitals are often unwilling to supply. We represent families in cases of severe injury and wrongful death due to medical malpractice. Our representation is backed by more than 60 years of experience. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Was The Infection The Result Of Negligence?
Hospital infections are one of the risks of surgery. Even when doctors do everything they can to operate in sterile conditions and monitor patients for infection, patients can develop sepsis and die. If the doctor and hospital staff did everything they were supposed to do, the civil justice system would not be able to help you.
If the hospital failed to meet the standard of care, however, and you or your family member suffered a serious infection as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. The following are examples of negligence that can lead to hospital infections:
- Failure to sterilize surgical instruments and equipment
- Failure to replace loose, dislodged or unsanitary catheters
- Failure to replace loose or damp dressings
- Failure to monitor patients for infection following surgery
- Failure to prescribe appropriate treatment for infection
Our lawyers work with medical experts to determine if the doctor and nursing staff did everything they were supposed to do to prevent or treat hospital-acquired infection. If your care did not meet the standard of care, then we will seek compensation for the losses you have suffered.
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