Watertown Hospital-Acquired Infections Lawyers
If you have been injured or have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one because of an infection which may have been acquired at a health care facility, contact the attorneys at D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, in Watertown, Connecticut.
You may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and our team of medical malpractice legal professionals can help to explore your options.
D'Amico & Pettinicchi - Ph: (866) 848-7077
Common Injuries From Hospital Infections
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infections acquired in hospitals or at other types of health care facilities are one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States each year.
One type of hospital infection in particular, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA, pronounced "MuRSA"), is especially widespread and dangerous.
In fact, the CDC's own data indicates that 63 percent of all hospital and health care-related infections in 2004 were MRSA staph infections.
The real tragedy here is that MRSA infections are preventable.
Although many hospital-acquired infections do not result in serious, permanent or death ? a significant percentage do. Each of the following infection-related complications can be deadly or cause severe bodily harm:
- Blood poisoning (sepsis)
- Toxic shock syndrome
- Endocarditis (an infection of the heart valves)
Infections can be acquired at any type of health care facility ? hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, outpatient surgical facilities and medical facilities.
Lawyers for Victims of Hospital Negligence
Wherever and for whatever reason these infections have occurred, our firm has the experience, skill and expert resources required to achieve results.
We work quickly to obtain the MAXIMUM amount of financial compensation for every case that we handle and keep our clients updated with the latest developments in their cases.
For a consultation and case evaluation, contact a member of our medial malpractice legal team today by calling (866) 848-7077.
D'Amico & Pettinicchi - Experienced Injury Attorneys