While it isn’t uncommon to develop an infection from a hospital, it is many times preventable. If you or a loved one developed a hospital-related infection and suffered serious illness or injuries, contact an Ohio medical malpractice lawyer today.
One common type of infection that can be acquired in a hospital is MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. This infection can be found in different areas of the body and is sometimes resistant to antibiotics, making it difficult to treat.
MRSA can develop around surgical sites, and as a result of medical devices such as implanted feeding tubes or catheters. It is most prevalent for those patients who are in ICU. When a hospital’s conditions are not clean and sanitary, it raises the risk that a patient will develop MRSA.
The symptoms will depend on the source of the infection. It is usually found in the skin and can cause boils or sores. However, it can become much more serious and enter the patient’s lungs, urinary tract or bloodstream.
Unsanitary hospital conditions can lead to serious health problems. If you were the victim of hospital negligence, contact an Ohio medical malpractice lawyer to learn what your rights are.
Contacting an Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The team of medical malpractice attorneys at The Becker Law Firm serves residents of the Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio, areas when they have been the victims of birth injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death as the result of medical malpractice. To arrange for a no-cost consultation, home or hospital visit, contact us today– (440) 252-4399.