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Are You Suffering From A Hospital Infection In Rhode Island?
It is estimated that 1 in 10 people who enter a hospital will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI) from that visit. While some of these infections are truly impossible to prevent, many times the infection is due to the negligence or actions of another person. If you or a loved one is suffering from a hospital infection, chances are you are seeing medical bills pile up and may even be dealing with a loss of income. An experienced Providence Hospital Infection Lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve.
What are some of the causes of infection?
While hospitals are often thought to be very clean and sterile places, there are a number of things that medical professionals can do wrong, which would cause unsanitary conditions that often lead to a dangerous infection. Some of these include:
- Failure to wash hands properly or use safety gloves correctly
- Failure to appropriately cover the face and body with industry approved materials
- Failure to properly sanitize equipment and other surfaces
- Failure to follow correct disposal methods for hazardous materials
- Failure to provide adequate and clear instructions for patients to care for their wounds
- Failure to correctly provide for a patient’s needs when it comes to bathing or cleansing of wounds
Who is responsible for an infection?
Responsibility for infection depends on many factors. The easiest way to determine who is responsible for nerve damage is to determine who is responsible for the incident that caused it. If a surgeon fails to properly wash their hands before surgery, they could be held liable for an infection it causes. Likewise, if a caretaker does not properly care for a patient’s wound, the responsibility for any infection would likely fall on them.
What are the signs of an infection after surgery?
After surgery, you should be on the lookout for any signs of infection and seek medical assistance right away if any of the following arise:
- The incision from the surgery feels hot to the touch
- The incision becomes swollen or hard
- The area surrounding the incision becomes redder or has red streaks coming away from it
- Foul-smelling pus or drainage from the incision
- Increased pain at the incision site for no clear reason
Can you sue a doctor for infection after surgery?
If a doctor or other medical personnel causes you to suffer an infection after surgery, either through their negligence or through their intentional actions, they could be held responsible. There may be the possibility of a medical malpractice case in order to get compensated for your medical bills and other associated costs.
Is it worth it to get a lawyer for a hospital infection?
If you or a loved one has suffered from an infection due to the negligence or actions of medical personnel, it is always worth it to at least discuss your case with an infection lawyer. An experienced lawyer will be able to assess your case and provide you with advice as to how you should proceed.
Finding The Best Providence Hospital and Undiagnosed Infection Attorney
Hiring a Providence hospital infection attorney is an important decision. The best lawyers are able to evaluate your case quickly and provide advice so you can make an informed decision. No attorney should ever pretend to know the exact value of your hospital infection or other medical malpractice case in advance, and you should never pay for an initial consultation. The law office of Louis W. Grande handles hospital infection and other injury cases on “contingency” contracts, meaning that you never pay until we win your case.
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Louis W. Grande is a top-rated, award-winning Providence personal injury lawyer that has helped clients throughout the state of Rhode Island for the last 30+ years recover millions in compensation for personal injury claims. Have you been injured? Call today for a free case evaluation.
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TOP-RATED PROVIDENCE INFECTION ATTORNEY
Louis W. Grande is committed to providing quality legal representation and above all, personal attention to our clients’ individual needs. Conveniently located within minutes of downtown Providence on historic Smith Street, there is never a charge for an initial consultation. With evening and weekend appointments available, when your personal problems call for an experienced Rhode Island Infection Attorney, our firm is ready to assist you.
- No fee or cost unless we win your case.
- Receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
- Personalized and professional service.
Before talking with the insurance companies, be sure to call our office. We are here to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We aggressively defend the rights of people suffering from hospital infections and other personal injuries in Rhode Island. We will keep you updated on the status of your claim at all times while explaining the process and what you can expect following an infection. We are fully committed to getting the most money we can for you.
The time following an acquired hospital infection is stressful, and we are here to offer you our legal support by fighting aggressively to defend your rights. No matter your legal situation, if you suffer an infection or other injuries due to the negligence of another person, you could be compensated.
Our goal is to get you the compensation you and your family deserve to relieve the financial impact following a hospital infection. Contact me now for help.