Hospital Infection in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney
In 2007 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that an astounding 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections and deaths had occurred. Out of those, 0.5 million occurred in intensive care units, high-risk nurseries and well-baby nurseries where you would expect the highest of standards in cleanliness. If you suspect that you or a loved one contracted an infection in a hospital due to unsterile conditions or contaminated instruments, please contact an
Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at our firm to discuss the details.
This form of medical malpractice is much too common and when it causes illness or even death, legal action can be pursued to obtain justice, effect change and receive financial compensation for costs associated with the infection as well as pain and suffering. If you have lost a child or a loved one from such an event, we understand that no amount of money will alleviate your grief. There is an amount relief that can be obtained from seeking justice. Our firm has helped many over nearly two decades to achieve justice for those who have been wronged.
Did you contract an infection at an Atlanta hospital?
Hospital infections can act aggressively in the body and are often resistant to the antibiotics used to treat them. The most common types of infection received are a staph infection or MRSA, which is a particularly resistant form of staph. Once infected, it can be difficult to treat, causing a great deal of discomfort, further illness and treatment and sometimes death. If you or a person you love came out of a hospital with an infection that you did not have when you went in, you may have received this from unsanitary conditions in the hospital. Aggressive legal action may bring you some financial relief from the medical costs of dealing with your condition.
Contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at our firm as soon as possible if you suspect that you or a loved one has a hospital infection.