Approximately 1 in 20 patients who undergo a medical procedure will suffer a serious illness due to a hospital-acquired infection or HAI. Approximately 100,000 of these patients die each year from infections they did not have before being admitted to the hospital. In many cases, the infections could have been prevented by simple measures such as hand washing or removing unnecessary catheters.
At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, our attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience helping people who have suffered serious injuries due to medical negligence. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury due to a hospital-acquired infection, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. We serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Greater New York.
Are Hospital-Acquired Infections Preventable?
There are many different types of hospital-acquired infections:
- Urinary tract infections
- Surgical site infections
- Central line catheter infections
- Bloodstream infections or sepsis
These infections may be caused by unsanitary conditions in the health care environment, lack of hand washing, improper management of catheters, overuse or misuse of antibiotics, or transmission of communicable diseases between patients and health care workers.
Holding hospitals financially accountable for injuries and deaths caused by HAI can provide a powerful motivation for these facilities to clean up their procedures and enforement. Our medical malpractice law firm has obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our severely injured clients.
Contact A New York City Hospital Negligence Lawyer
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our NYC hospital-acquired infection lawyers, call 212-221-5999 or email us.