Representing Infection Patients in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and throughout Missouri and Illinois
Contracting an infection as a patient at a hospital is a significant problem in this country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, 648,000 patients develop infections during a stay at a U.S. hospital.
Hospital patients’ immunity levels are typically in a weakened state. If a hospital does not adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness, a patient can easily contract an infection. These infections can be difficult to treat and lead to many complications through no fault of the patient.
Types of Hospital Infections
There are many types of infections that could be spread through a hospital to patients. These infections include:
- Urinary tract infection
- Surgical wound infection
- Blood infection
- Staph (MRSA) infection
It is important to keep in mind that the severity of any type of infection while you are already sick will be amplified. This situation can be life-threatening.
Some infections from hospitals are serious matters even for healthy people. There are infections that are common in hospitals that are antibiotic resistant, which can lead to serious complications or death.
Who Is at Risk for Infection from a Hospital?
While any patient at a hospital could become infected, certain groups of people are at a higher risk.
High-risk populations include:
- The elderly
- Premature infants
- Young children
- Patients on diabetes medication
Simply because you are at a higher risk does not mean that you do not have a case or will receive less compensation. A hospital has the obligation to keep all patients safe from infections.
Contact a St. Louis Infection Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Recovering damages from a hospital or medical provider is a difficult and complex undertaking. The attorneys at our offices are familiar with the strict rules governing medical malpractice actions.
We also will use the force of the law to request all documents related to your care and the medical facility’s procedures. We thoroughly review all documentation that may be relevant to your case so that you have the greatest chance at recovery. If another party’s failure to follow protocol is the cause of your infection, our firm will see to it that you are compensated for your pain and suffering as well as medical bills.
The attorneys at the law firm of Kilo Flynn have worked on medical malpractice cases throughout Missouri and Illinois. Our clients reside in the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin and Crawford, and the Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe.
Contact Kilo Flynn by calling 314-647-8910.