Infections that patients obtain while under medical care in the hospital are known as HAI’s (hospital-acquired infections) or nosocomial infections. While these infections occurred more frequently in the past, today they are preventable with proper attention to care.
Keeping instruments clean, intentional and frequent use of antiseptic, hand washing, etc. should be a standard of practice for all hospital staff. Infections that result from a failure to meet established standards of practice can lead to further medical issues, drastically increased expenses, and in some cases death.
Common types of infections acquired in hospitals include, but are not limited to:
- Staph infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Surgical site infections
- Bloodstream infections
If you think you or a loved one may have been infected as a result of medical negligence, you may be legally entitled to compensation.
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