Hospitals provide a valuable service, saving lives and providing medical care when you suffer an illness, accident, or other injuries. Yet each day in the U.S., one in 31 hospital patients contracts a hospital-acquired infection which can cause serious injury or death.
If you contract a hospital-acquired infection while receiving medical treatment, an experienced hospital-acquired infection lawyer can help determine if you're legally entitled to compensation for things like medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Hospital-acquired infections develop during stays at medical facilities such as hospitals, long-term healthcare facilities, and surgical centers. They occur when you or someone you know receives treatment for a different health condition or disease. Some of the most common infections include:
Clostridium difficile (C. diff), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and central line bloodstream infections can also occur.
You may have a legal cause of action against a health care facility if you suffered an infection due to a medical practitioner’s negligence. To prove medical malpractice on the part of a hospital or medical professional in the state of Florida, you must be able to prove a breach of the applicable standard of care.
Physicians and medical facilities have a solemn duty to protect their patients from harm, including taking precautions against infections. If you or a loved one contracted an infected during your stay at a Florida medical facility, you need a personal injury attorney who can help determine if you have a case that meets the legal elements of a medical malpractice claim. Contact the Law Office of Gloria Seidule in Stuart FL today for a free consultation. Call 772-287-1220