Hospital-Acquired Infection Attorneys

Helping Victims of Hospital-Acquired Infections Across Connecticut

When you go to the hospital, you expect to receive treatment. The last thing you should be worried about is getting sicker. But for too many patients, that’s not the case. Hospital-acquired infections are a leading cause of serious illness and death throughout the United States, and they’re usually a result of negligence on the part of the hospital.

If you or a loved one became ill in a hospital setting, the hospital negligence lawyers at D’Amico & Pettinicchi can help. We’d be honored to speak with you about what happened and help you understand your legal options.


Each of the following infection-related complications from MRSA or other types of bacteria can be deadly:

  • Blood poisoning (sepsis)
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Endocarditis (an infection of the heart valves)
  • Cellulitis
  • Pneumonia

Infections can be acquired at any type of healthcare facility: hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, outpatient surgical facilities and medical facilities. That’s why it’s critical that medical professionals follow infection control protocols, such as hand washing and use of personal protective equipment (PPE). It’s also why they need to carefully monitor patients and take immediate action to treat any infections that do occur.


Again, no one goes to a hospital expecting to get sicker. If that happened to you or a loved one, we’ll listen empathetically to your story, answer your questions and explain your legal options. If we believe a preventable infection caused your injury or your loved one’s death, we will launch a thorough investigation and gather the evidence needed to hold the hospital accountable.

Both in negotiations and, if necessary, at trial, we will advocate relentlessly for your legal rights. We work this way because we understand this is more than just a case. This is about your life.

If you suffered an infection in a hospital setting, contact us today to schedule your free, confidential, consultation with an experienced hospital negligence attorney.

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If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness, you need to take immediate action so we can start our investigation. It’s not just a legal matter; it’s about helping you rebuild your life.

We have a proven track record of success. Other lawyers refer their cases to us because we have the experience and resources to resolve these complex matters.

It’s important that you contact us right away, before evidence disappears and critical legal deadlines expire. Our office is centrally located in Watertown and we offer legal counsel to victims and their families throughout Connecticut. Contact us online or by phone to schedule a free consultation.