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Infections acquired during surgery and other medical treatment are sometimes unavoidable. However, in many cases, these infections could have been avoided or successfully treated if doctors, nurses, and other medical staff had provided adequate medical care.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to untreated infections, the attorneys at Jacobs & Jacobs are here to help you. We have extensive experience handling complex New Haven medical malpractice lawsuits.
Infections in a medical setting can be caused by unclean instruments, airborne pathogens, or simply the failure to properly wash hands. Most infections, if diagnosed in a timely manner, can be successfully treated. When doctors fail to recognize the warning signs of infection, patients are put at risk. In preventing and treating infections, doctors must take into account the patient’s medical history. When treating a patient with a weakened immune system, for instance, special measures should be taken.
Examples of infections resulting from medical malpractice include: