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Hospital-Acquired And Misdiagnosed Infections

The last thing a patient expects when they enter a hospital or surgery center for treatment is to acquire a new condition. However, health care-associated infection (HAI) is a very real and potentially deadly problem and is often treatable if caught in time.

While there are several reasons a patient can contract an HAI, a major one is not following proper sterile technique in medical interventions. Some of the most common types HAIs include:

  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Surgical site infections (SSIs)
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Primary bloodstream infections

The Crandall & Pera Law, LLC, team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys and registered nurses understands how serious an infection due to medical negligence can be and the effects it can have on you, your family and other patients in a hospital. Numerous patients have suffered needlessly, and if you are one of them, let us help you as we have helped so many others.

Serious Infections Because Of Delayed Diagnoses

Infections can be missed in doctors’ offices and at urgent care centers as easily as they are in hospitals. No matter where the infection was missed, there is no doubt that negligence in medical care causing delayed diagnosis of infection is a serious problem.

When An Untreated Infection Gets Out Of Control

The consequences of an untreated infection could be life threatening. When the body fights a severe infection, a condition called sepsis can take over. Septic shock occurs when the body reacts negatively to the bloodstream’s chemical imbalance due the infection response. Septic shock can dangerously lower blood pressure, shut down organ function and lead to death.

Turn To Us After An Infection Causes Injury

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