Hospitals are supposed to be safe harbors for those with vulnerable health. Unfortunately, they can also be breeding grounds for dangerous infections — especially when staff members fail to follow proper protocols. At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., in Scottsdale, our attorney works hard to help hold negligent medical professionals accountable and to help you recover the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Hospital-Based Infections Can Seriously Harm Already Fragile Patients
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 25 hospital patients ends up with a hospital-acquired infection. These infections can wreak havoc on patients whose health is already fragile. In infants, staph infections may become life-threatening.
Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria — such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) and the “superbug” C. difficile — pose special dangers. With limited treatment options, patients who contract these infections may end up with permanent disabilities. Severe cases can lead to sepsis and eventual death.
When Hospitals Jeopardize Patient Safety
With advances in technology and modern medicine, hospitals in Arizona have abundant means at their disposal to prevent the spread of infection. When they fail to do so, patients pay the price.
The negligence of doctors, nurses and other hospital staff can also contribute to deadly infections. If an infection goes undiagnosed — or is not properly treated — it can quickly snowball into a potentially lethal threat.
Patient-Centered Legal Advocacy
Have you or a loved one suffered from a hospital-acquired infection that went untreated — or never should have happened in the first place? At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., a medical malpractice law firm near Phoenix, we can walk you through your legal options. You may be entitled to significant compensation. What’s more, you have the right to answers as well as the right to be heard.
If your hospital failed to make patient safety a priority, turn to us for patient-centered legal representation.
Our lawyer, Robert H. Kleinschmidt, has devoted the bulk of his career to advocating for patient safety on behalf of malpractice victims. Together with his dedicated staff, attorney Kleinschmidt applies a results-driven focus to make a positive difference.
Schedule your free initial consultation by calling our Scottsdale office at 480-951-3949 or by contacting us online.