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Hospital Acquired Infections

Preventing hospital-acquired infections should be a hospital’s top priority

Hospital-acquired infections are not the fault of the patient and if you think your infection is the result of a hospital’s negligence or lack of protocol, the Law Office of Gloria Seidule can help. Gloria works tirelessly and treats each case with the utmost importance and professionalism. In addition to hospital-acquired infections, Gloria is a highly skilled attorney in medical malpracticemedicine/pharmacy mistakes and more.

If you have a hospital-acquired infection in Stuart, Florida, you need a good attorney

Infections are Preventable

It is not an acceptable risk of hospitalization to get an infection. If you have a hospital-acquired infection in Stuart, Florida after a hospitalization or medical procedure, you could have a case. MRSA, Staph, C-Diff and other hospital-acquired infections are the result of unsanitary conditions. Dirty hands, unsterilized equipment, failure to clean rooms and patient-to-patient transfers are the fault of the health care provider. So, if you have an infection after a medical procedure, contact the Law Office of Gloria Seidule.

The Law Office of Gloria Seidule will provide skilled and experienced representation on your hospital infection case

  • Attorney Gloria Seidule has been successful winning numerous appeals on these MRSA cases all the way to the Florida Supreme Court. The cases are now back in the Circuit Court awaiting trial.
  • A child attended a filthy daycare that had been cited numerous times for uncleanliness. The director of the daycare brought her child to the daycare with an open MRSA wound. A child acquired MRSA on the skin, had to have heavy doses of antibiotics and is left with severe scarring.
  • A woman had back surgery, acquired an infection from the hospital, became septic and almost died due to the doctor’s negligence in recognizing and treating the infection.
  • Several high school students acquired skin MRSA in the weight room at their high school. No sterilization program is in place for cleaning the equipment after use.

What You Should Know About Hospital Infections:

Hospital Infections are preventable.

The hospital should determine if you are carrying the germ when you are admitted to the hospital.

If a patient in your room has an infection, you should be moved to a sterile room.

Any health care provider should wash their hands and clean their instruments before touching you.

If the hospital room looks dirty, insist it be thoroughly cleaned.Before surgery, use a good soap recommended by your doctor to shower with before you go to the hospital.

If you have pain at the surgical site 48 hours after surgery, insist on a culture.

The majority of hospital acquired infections are resistant to antibiotics.

Left untreated, infections can eat away your soft tissues, bones and cause amputation and death.

Once you have MRSA, you should tell all doctors of this medical history. There are very simple things the hospital can do to prevent the spread of infection in the hospital and your community.

If you think you have a case involving a hospital-acquired infection in Stuart, Florida, call Gloria for a free consultation at 772-287-1220 today or contact her via her website. Your privacy is guaranteed.

To learn more about the legal perspective on antibiotic-resistant bacteria, hospital-acquired infections and medical malpractice, read Gloria's outline from the 2016 ABA seminar on this topic.