A Hospital Infection Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights
Patients in the hospital have enough to worry about without the thought of acquiring an infection due to negligence on the part of a doctor or surgeon. Nevertheless, many patients experience urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and bloodstream infections during hospital stays. If you, your child, or a loved one have become infected in a hospital, you need an attorney on your side. A hospital infection lawyer with Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC in Salt Lake City, UT, can help you collect the restitution necessary to recover from the repercussions of a doctor's negligence.
Medical corporations and insurance companies may try to minimize your claim and usually employ large legal teams to defend themselves. Our attorneys are not afraid to bring charges against these companies to defend your rights. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
How Patients Acquire Infections at the Hospital
An infection can be acquired in a number of ways that are not prevalent outside of a hospital setting. Endotracheal tubes, venous blood collection needles, and catheters can easily cause infection when handled improperly. These infections can affect patients to varying degrees, and studies show that as many as five percent of all hospital patients will acquire some kind of infection.
Medical professionals are responsible for preventing infection in their patients, and to contain viral, fungal, and bacterial bodies present in the hospital from spreading. You need to seek legal representation if a medical professional violates your rights or the rights of your loved one by being negligent in either of these responsibilities. Proving that the infection was acquired in the hospital due to the negligence of a medical professional can be difficult. Our experienced investigative team knows who to ask and where to look for the compelling evidence you need to prove your claim.
Studies show that as many as five percent of all hospital patients will acquire some kind of infection.
Common Hospital Infections
Patients can experience any number of serious infections from other patients, medical equipment, and the doctors themselves, including:
- Clostridium difficile
- Fungal infection
- Gastrointestinal infection
- Line infection
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
If you or a loved one have experienced any of these conditions after being admitted to the hospital, you should seek the opinion of an experienced legal professional concerning the cause. Here at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, we specialize in medical malpractice, and can provide you with the information you need right away.
Why Hire Us?
We have built our practice around complicated medical malpractice cases that less experienced attorneys will not handle. Our attorneys can provide you with insight and assurance during this difficult time. These infections often leave patients in a difficult state of health, and our first priority is ensuring that they receive the medical attention they need. We network with medical professionals who can provide highly specialized care, and also provide us with essential medical reports to start building a case.
We have built our practice around complicated medical malpractice cases that less experienced attorneys will not handle.
Our investigative team goes to work immediately when preparing to file a hospital infection lawsuit, requesting medical files and gathering as much evidence as possible to bolster your case. We have faced the large medical corporations and insurance companies that try to keep clients from proper compensation, and we are not afraid to press charges against them on your behalf. We fight tirelessly for our clients, and make ourselves available to answer important questions and respond to developments at all times.
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We can help you begin to file your hospital infection lawsuit right away. Contact our practice today to get started.