Connecticut Hospital Negligence: Stay Safe From HAIs
Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) account for roughly 75,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Many of these infections are preventable through simple recommended procedures like washing hands which has proven to drastically reduce infection rates, but there is research to show that more floor cleaning could reduce those risks also.
How can you protect yourself from acquiring one of these infections?
- Do your research. The Center for Disease Control keeps and publishes statistics on which hospitals have the lowest occurrences of HAIs.
- Ask your medical professional what steps your hospital is taking to prevent HAIs.
- Understand the proper procedures that hospitals should be taking when handling needles and syringes as well as cleaning procedures. Discuss these steps with your healthcare provider to assure that these procedures are being followed.
Hospital acquired infections are a serious issue and often times are preventable when your healthcare provider follows the appropriate procedures outlined by the Center for Disease Control.
Protect your long term interests if you’ve experienced one of these infections by speaking with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan.