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Have You or a Loved One Suffered Due to Medical Malpractice? Call Berthold Law Firm, PLLC

Berthold Law Firm, PLLC fights to recover maximum financial compensation for those who have been harmed at the hands of another. When hospital-acquired infections do happen, the staff should be trained on how to prevent the infection from worsening and causing more harm to the patient. As West Virginia medical malpractice lawyers, we can investigate your case. We have a thorough understanding of the system and can use that to benefit your case.

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Types of Hospital-Acquired Infections

All doctors, nurses, and medical staff have the responsibility of providing care to their patients in a safe and well-maintained facility. When a patient contracts a hospital-acquired infection, this means that either the medical care staff or the hospital failed to provide that standard of care, which later resulted in the patient’s illness or infection.

Hospital-acquired infections are not uncommon, as hospitals harbor many different types of bacteria and pathogens. Patients who are already ill are vulnerable to contracting an infection in this setting.

These are some of the most common types of hospital-acquired infections:

  • Staph infections
  • Bloodstream infections
  • Surgical site infections
  • Sepsis
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infections

All of these infections can be life-threatening if the patient does not receive prompt treatment. The cleanliness of the facility and the care exercised by the staff might also have a part in the case. When investigating your case, it should be observed whether or not the staff are washing their hands frequently enough, whether or not the materials and tools used have been properly sanitized, and if the overall cleanliness of the facility is acceptable.

Who Is Responsible?

When evaluating a case of involving hospital-acquired infections, our West Virginia medical malpractice attorneys must determine the role the doctor, staff, or hospital played in the incident. When liability is established, we use that information to build a compelling claim on your behalf. Our personal injury team can review whether or not the doctor or medical team complied with the accepted standard of care and responded appropriately to the situation when needed. If negligence played a role, trust that we can take action for you.

We are here to help you or your loved one if you have been harmed due to hospital negligence. Contact Berthold Law Firm, PLLC today.

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