Hospital related infections are a common and often deadly medical problem. Many of these Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are caused by the negligence of health care professionals. When infections are not properly managed and treated, patients are within their rights to contact a personal injury law firm like Hardy, Wolf & Downing for evaluation of a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Healthcare-Associated infections are infections caught before, during, and after the administration of medical care. Health care facilities are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients harmed by HAIs, and early intervention can greatly decrease the impact infections acquired in the medical facility can have.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks healthcareassociated infections as the 5th leading cause of death in the United States.
The Maine personal injury lawyers of Hardy, Wolf & Downing have handled numerous personal injury cases involving medical care providers' failure to:
For example, our law firm won a case for over $600 thousand dollars for a client who acquired an infection during back surgery when the infectious disease specialist failed to properly order an extended course of IV antibiotics.
It can be difficult to tell if your infection was the result of expected risks associated with your care or if it was the result of negligence from the lack of proper care managing the infection. Experienced personal injury attorneys like Hardy, Wolf & Downing know the difference and can help determine if you have a medical malpractice case. Here are some examples of consequences of HAIs:
Acquisition of infections is part of the known risk in agreeing to medical treatment and hospital stays, but it is the management of a known or preventable infection that can result in medical malpractice. The Maine personal injury lawyers at Hardy, Wolf & Downing take medical malpractice cases seriously and have a 40-year track record of success to prove it. Let us take our experience and knowledge and make it work for you. Call today for a free case evaluation.