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 dedicated medical malpractice attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC can help. A Watertown hospital-acquired infections lawyer from our firm would be honored to speak with you about what happened and help you understand your legal options.

Hospital Infections Can Cause Serious Illness and Injury

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 the 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. When they fail to do so, our Watertown hospital-acquired infections attorneys can help you hold the negligent medical professional accountable.

Call a Watertown Hospital-Acquired Infections Attorney

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 a Watertown hospital-acquired infections lawyer.