Unfortunately, post-surgical and other infections are all too often consequences of hospitalization. Sometimes, the infection is a true risk of a procedure and cannot be prevented. However, the opposite is equally frequent—infections can be caused by poor infection control and failure to follow standard procedures and protocols.
However, most infection cases are based upon the failure of doctors and hospitals to timely recognize, diagnose and treat infections. A large percentage of medical malpractice cases are based upon a failure to timely diagnose and treat infections. If you or a loved one has suffered such complications, contact St. Louis medical malpractice attorney Todd N. Hendrickson to discuss the details.