A hospital is supposed to be a safe, sterile environment where patients can recover from illness and injury. But sometimes, hospitals aren’t careful enough, and families suffer the consequences. When that happens, the medical malpractice attorneys at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys, Southfield can help protect your loved one.
What many families don’t realize is that the most unwell are the most at risk for hospital infections. In fact, the most common ward where hospital infections are contracted is the intensive care unit (ICU).
To be considered a hospital infection, the infection must:
- Occur up to 48 hours after admission
- Occur up to 30 days after a surgical operation
- Occur up to 3 days after patient discharge
In order to be considered a hospital infection, a patient must have been admitted for reasons other than the infection, and the infection must be acquired during their stay.
Did you or a loved one experience any of these infections due to a hospital’s negligence?
- Pneumonia or ventilator-associated pneumonia
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs) or catheter-associated UTIs
- Surgical site infections
- Central-line associated bloodstream infection
If these infections occurred because of negligent healthcare practices, such as leaving in a catheter too long, failure to wash hands, or improper use of antibiotics, then let the attorneys at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys help. We know the law, and we take the time to understand your case, along with every medical issue involved so that we can give you the best representation possible.