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Hospital-Acquired Infections

Are you suffering from the complications of an infection?

An infection is not something you as a patient should have to worry about when visiting a medical facility. You trust that your hospital and the instruments your physician is using are clean and sanitary. For whatever reason, these areas can become contaminated by bacteria which can lead to serious patient complications. If you are suffering from an infection that you contracted from unsanitary conditions at a medical facility, our team of San Diego medical malpractice lawyers can fight to see that you receive justice.

Common Types of Infections in Hospitals

Did you know that literally thousands of patients are injured or killed every year because of infections they contracted from exposure at a hospital? Of all places, medical facilities require constant cleaning and sanitation monitoring. Patients who check into hospitals already have weak immune systems and are more susceptible to infection.

Listed below are some of the most common types of hospital-acquired infections:

  • Staph infections: These are caused when bacteria infects open wounds such as incisions and needle punctures. While some staph infections can easily be treated with antibiotics, others are resistant to these measures and can spread, causing swelling, pain, ulcers and fever.
  • MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that is difficult to treat with antibiotics. There is a great risk of MRSA for patients in hospitals, because many of them have weak immune systems and open wounds/IVs.
  • UTIs: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are another common type of hospital-acquired infection, although these infections can originate from other causes. Possible hospital-related causes include urinary catheters and bladder ultrasounds.

Contacting a San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you are suffering from an infection that you believe originated at a hospital or other medical facility, please do not hesitate to contact our firm. Attorneys at our firm come top-rated and have been effective in securing compensation in even extremely complex cases.

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