If you or a loved one have developed a hospital-acquired infection, you should be aware that it is not the fault of the patient. These infections are frequently the result of a hospital’s negligence or lack of protocol, and an experienced hospital-acquired infection attorney can help to hold the responsible party accountable. The Law Office of Gloria Seidule works tirelessly seeking justice for their clients and each case is treated with the utmost importance and professionalism. In addition to hospital-acquired infections, Gloria is also experienced in medical malpractice, medicine/pharmacy mistakes and more.
Surgical site infections usually occur within 48 hours and up to one year of the surgery. Bacteria will attack soft tissue, resulting in severe injury or death if not treated properly. SSI’s (surgical site infections) are due to the negligence of the health care providers. These types of infections occur from a lack of sanitary procedures in the operating room.
Infection is never an acceptable risk of hospitalization. If you have a hospital-acquired infection in Port St. Lucie, Florida after a hospitalization or medical procedure, you could have a case. C-Diff, Staph, MRSA 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. Don’t delay if you develop an infection after a medical procedure; contact the Law Office of Gloria Seidule.
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.
What You Should Know About Hospital Infections:
Hospital Infections are preventable.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.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.
If you think you have a case involving a hospital-acquired infection in Stuart, Florida, call Gloria for a free consultation at 772-222-3446 today or contact her online. 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.