Michigan hospital infection lawyers often represent clients who have suffered serious illness and injuries due to hospital acquired infections. In the United States every year, about one out of every twenty hospitalized individuals contracts an infection due to hospitalization. About two million people contract nosocomial infections (infections acquired in hospitals) every year.
More disturbing than the number of people who are injured or killed by hospital acquired infections is the fact that most of them could have been prevented. Hospitals stand to save a substantial amount of money by implementing practices which would avoid the infections, but many simply fail to implement practices necessary to either prevent or reduce the number of infections.
The most common nosocomial infections are growing more and more resistant to common antibiotics. Infections such as MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - a type of staph infection which is resistant to common antibiotics, multiplies rapidly, and causes many different types of infections); Group A strep (a type of strep that causes sore throats, but can also cause scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, or pneumonia); Group B strep (most common type of infection in newborns. It can result in pneumonia, meningitis, or brain damage, and lead to vision loss, hearing loss, cerebral palsy, or death. It can also affect pregnant women, the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions such as liver disease or diabetes); Flesh eating bacteria (necrotizing fascitis - often results in amputation of a limb or death).
Time Deadlines for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
You should be aware that there are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice suits in Michigan. In general, you must file your medical malpractice claim within two years of the injury or negligent medical treatment. There are some exceptions for cases involving minors, wrongful death cases, and other situations, but you need to discuss these with a lawyer as soon as possible. If you wait too long to contact a lawyer, your claim may be destroyed.
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Contact Our Michigan Hospital Infection Lawyers
Our Michigan hospital infection lawyers handle these types of cases on a regular basis. If you have suffered and injury due to a hospital acquired infection, you may receive compensation for your injuries including payment of medical bills, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, loss of time from work, reimbursement for continuing care, attendant care as well as other services. Hospitals have a duty to protect patients from cross contamination and infection.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a hospital acquired infection, contact an experienced Michigan hospital malpractice attorney today. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means you do not owe us anything unless we are able to obtain a settlement for you. There is nothing to lose, so call (800) 606-1717 to speak to a top Michigan hospital infections lawyer today!