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Postoperative Infections, Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nationwide

Hospitals have a reputation as sterile environments, but increasing evidence indicates that many hospitals and other healthcare facilities can harbor various types of bacteria and viruses that are harmful to patients, particularly those recovering from surgery.

The contraction of a postoperative infection can increase your recovery time or contribute to additional medical complications. If you believe you contracted a postoperative infection due to negligent medical care, the Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Golomb & Honik may be able to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve and need as you rehabilitate.

Postoperative Infections and Medical Malpractice

Before undergoing a surgical procedure, you likely signed paperwork indicating that you are aware of the potential risks, including the chance of infection.

While these forms may protect medical professionals in circumstances involving unpreventable exposure, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim if a healthcare provider’s actions caused or raised your risk for contracting an infection. The medical facility and attending healthcare provider may also be held accountable for resulting harm if an infection was misdiagnosed, improperly treated or overlooked.

Complications from Postoperative Infections

When trusted medical providers fail to follow high standards of care, such as taking proper sterilization precautions, patients can suffer the consequences. Infections can lead to lengthy hospital stays, threaten limbs and vital organs, and cause tissue death.

Common postoperative infections that are the result of medical negligence include:

  • Bloodstream infections
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Staphylococcus (staph) infections
  • Surgical site infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Viral infections

If you contracted an infection following surgery and you believe medical negligence was the cause, please contact the Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at Golomb & Honik for a no-cost case evaluation. We represent clients from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the United States.

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