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Surgical Site Infection & Lawsuits

The negligence of physicians and hospital staff members to take suitable actions to prevent an infection spread within and subsequent to operative procedures can place the life of a patient at risk.

Personal injury medical malpractice attorneys have discovered that infections at a surgical site are far more routine than they should be, because of an increase in the number of poor hygienic practices by physicians and staff, and drug-resistant bacteria strains.

When there is an infection because of a need for additional medical care, or risks the life of the patient, it is crucial to deem whether negligence is the cause of complications, and to hold liable any accountable parties.

If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, you need access to a lawyer in Nashua, Massachusetts who is experienced in Surgical Site Infection & Lawsuits. Give us a call today to schedule a free legal consultation at: Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

A Crucial Dilemma That is Not Improving

Every day, approximately 200 people are killed from infections at a surgical site.

Despite an increase of awareness of the issue, we read these statistics. The compilation of surgical checklists exist to help make sure that every step appropriate is taken to prevent microbial agents to spread during procedures of operations.

Some of the various ways a patient could be afflicted by infection at a surgical site are the following:

  • The use of contaminated supplies or tools. It is crucial that every object which comes in contact with the patient has been sterilized properly. Practices of surgery, which are unclean, contribute to the problem.
  • Aftercare that is in adequate. Following a procedure, if the patient has to endure an unclean environment, and medical staff doesn’t take necessary measures to make sure patients postoperatively remain clean, then an infection can arise.
  • Being hasty in recovery or during the procedure can be problematic. If a surgeon does not ensure that the wounds of a patient are closed the proper way, this can result in developing an infection.

Hospitals, in the same manner, may attempt to discharge hastily patients, well before necessary.

It is advised for all patients to remain long enough under observation to be certain an infection will not be developed once patients are sent home.

The key to a prognosis that is positive is early detection of the infection.At times, there is not much a physician can do for infection prevention. However, he or she can do plenty to treat and diagnose one.

Even if every precaution is taken and a procedure goes swimmingly to ensure that equipment and tools utilized were sanitized, the patient can still develop an infection.

Fortunately, the patient still has the ability to recover and heal without various complications, as long as the infection is properly treated.

However, the negligence to diagnose infections can lead to catastrophic complications, which include organ failure, septic shock, and fatality.

If an infection becomes resistant to medicines or spreads too quickly, removal of an affected limb may be necessary to save the life of the patient.

Contact us for a free consultation by calling the law office at: 603.548.3797.

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