Medical Malpractice is a complex and difficult subject for patients. Most of us trust our doctors and hospital staff to be professional, to know what they are doing, to follow procedures, and to not make mistakes. And, of course, the thought that you were not cared for properly can sometimes be difficult to accept in the first place. And then, it can seem overwhelming having to take the time and effort to properly prove a medical malpractice case when you or a family member is already sick or injured.
One of the areas we have seen patients struggle with is the issue of hospital infections. Hospitals may seem like safe, clean places, but their very nature of caring for our sick and injured often makes this something of an illusion. In reality, a hospital’s staff has to take great care and follow strict procedures to prevent germs and infections from spreading throughout their patient population. And when those procedures are not followed or a mistake is made, even a routine hospital visit can turn into a life or death struggle for you or a loved one.
Infections caused by hospital staff or doctors can be especially difficult to prove because the timing of the infection can be in question. Additionally, often times we as patients do not have a good understanding of what procedures are supposed to be in place to combat infections. There are also rules, regulations, and deadlines that control when you can bring a lawsuit regarding medical malpractice cases, including those involving infections.
If you think yourself or a loved one suffered because of an infection acquired at a hospital do not wait. Contact the medical malpractice experts at Martin Walker P.C. today for a free consultation. We can help you determine if you have a valid medical malpractice case and will work with you every step of the way to get the justice you deserve.