When Post-Surgical Infection Is Connecticut Medical Malpractice
There are several reasons why a patient might suffer an infection following a procedure. Natural bodily reactions to surgery are normal, but it’s when an infection may have been avoided that you might have a Connecticut medical malpractice case. If you believe that a surgical infection was the direct result of negligence, contact our office.
Each year, millions of people undergo surgery and hospital-acquired infections are related to hospital care. An HAI is considered medical malpractice when there is a breach of the standard of care by your surgeon, nurses, or other healthcare professional and that that breach of care caused an infection that resulted in permanent injury (including death).
If a hospital or medical facility doesn’t adhere to strict hygienic standards, deadly infections could breed more easily. Patients with low immunity are in particular danger of contracting HAI. Common examples of HAI-related medical malpractice include surgical errors, failure to diagnose an infection, performing a procedure with unsterilized tools, performing a procedure in an unsterile environment, insufficient post-operative care, failure to treat an infection, and complete neglect.
If you or a loved one was injured after a hospital stay and suspect negligence in care, contact our office immediately. Our experienced Connecticut medical malpractice team will begin an immediate legal and medical investigation into your injuries.