Hospital Infections

Infections that occur during hospital stays are all too prevalent in Michigan and across the country. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that roughly 1.7 million patients suffer from hospital-acquired infections each year, and another 100,000 infection-related deaths.

Hospital infections can cause severe pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis, urinary tract infections, and other illnesses. Other strains and varieties such as Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) frequently make certain infections difficult to treat, resulting in additional pain, suffering, and risk to the patient’s health.

Treatment for Infections

Many hospital-acquired infections are preventable and, when treated quickly with the appropriate antibiotics, can be cured. But when a patient acquires an infection that goes undiagnosed and untreated for too long, sepsis and septic shock can set in and cause serious injury or death. Similarly, an infection of the spine can lead to a condition called bacterial meningitis which, if not quickly diagnosed and treated, can lead to permanent neurological impairments or death. It is critical that the necessary testing, diagnosis, care and treatment be provided to patients as soon as possible.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys

When we take on a case involving a hospital-related infection, our team of legal professionals – an impressive group of attorneys, nurses, and paralegals – work with recognized and accomplished infectious disease experts to review all aspects of the injured patient’s hospital care and determine the merits of the case.

If you or someone close to you acquired a hospital-related infection or was not timely treated for a hospital-acquired infection, medical malpractice may be to blame. You need to contact Sommers Schwartz – we would be proud to advocate on your behalf and investigate the details surrounding your case.

Contact a Sommers Schwartz attorney today to confidentially discuss your case and learn how we can help.

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