3/4/2012For years, many hospitals, nurses and physicians have shared the same attitude toward hospital acquired infections. Infections were thought to be unfortunate, yet largely inevitable events. That mindset is beginning to change. Hospital staffs are beginning to understand that many infections are preventable, and they are taking steps to protect patients.
However, not all hospitals are there yet. If you have suffered, or lost a loved one, because of a hospital acquired infection, then you may have legal rights and an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorney can help you understand those rights and your potential recovery.
Why Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections
The reason why it is important to prevent hospital acquired infections in Georgia is quite simple. Infections, particularly infections in people who are already ill, can be deadly. Clearly, hospitals which are in business to make people better do not want to kill them with infections that they acquire while at the hospital for other conditions.
While it is hard to put a price on saving a life, this is one situation where the price is very low and should not be a consideration. Simple steps, such as isolating patients with infectious diseases, taking catheters or central lines out as soon as possible, requiring everyone to wash their hands before touching a patient and other methods can be effective in infection prevention.
Why You Should Contact an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney if You, or a Loved one, Has Suffered an Infection
Since hospital infections are largely preventable, you may have the right to a legal recovery if you have been hurt or if you have a lost a loved one. Please contact an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer today at 1.770.518.1133 for more information and please read our FREE book: Why Did This Critical Medical Error Happen to Me?
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