In many cases of medical malpractice, things do not go wrong before or during a procedure or treatment, but negligence often occurs afterwards. Hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities have a responsibility to protect patients in their care after they have been treated for a condition or after they have finished with a surgical procedure. When hospitals and their staff neglect to act with responsibility and care, patients may not recovery properly, causing them to suffer from harm, which can result in their condition returning or worsening. This can affect their health, which can cause pain to the patient or even death. If you have been neglected during your medical recovery, it is important to speak with our lawyers as soon as possible. At our law offices, our attorneys provide skilled and experienced legal representation on behalf of victims throughout the country.
One common result of negligent medical recovery is when a patient contracts a hospital-acquired infection. Hospital-acquired infections are often very serious. In a patient whose immunity is compromised by a condition or weakened due to a recent surgical procedure, these infections can rapidly become life-threatening. Negligent medical staff can contribute to the spread of infections if they fail to adhere to proper infection control procedures or did not act fast enough to signs of a developing or spreading disease, ailment, or infection.
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Individuals in intensive care units are especially susceptible for these infections because they are frequently on ventilators.
Ventilators bypass typical breathing mechanisms that are meant to keep out bacteria, so it is easier for infections to enter these individuals.