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McLean County Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Infections

Rushville surgical infection attorney

Attorneys for Hospital Infections and Sepsis in Bloomington, Springfield, and Decatur

Infectious diseases are one of the largest health risks people face when receiving treatment at a hospital, emergency room, or doctor's office. Staff members should always follow the correct procedures to prevent the spread of viral or bacterial infections, and the failure to do so may be considered medical malpractice. If you have contracted an infection due to medical negligence, an experienced lawyer can help you hold a medical facility responsible for the injuries you have suffered.

For more than 40 years, the attorneys of Kanoski Bresney have been helping victims take legal action to address personal injuries. We have recovered a total of over $400 million for our clients, and we are not afraid to go up against big insurance companies or major healthcare providers when negotiating a settlement or arguing a case before a jury. We will fight to protect your rights and make sure you receive the respect, response, and results you deserve.

Infections at Hospitals and Medical Facilities

When a patient is receiving treatment at a hospital or emergency room, they may be more susceptible to infectious diseases due to a weakened immune system or chronic medical conditions. Infections such as staphylococcus (staph) or streptococcus (strep) can cause a patient's condition to deteriorate, or they may lead to other health issues, such as pneumonia. If an infection spreads throughout a patient's bloodstream, it can lead to sepsis, which can result in respiratory problems, organ failure, or death.

There are a wide variety of reasons that infections can occur in medical facilities, including:

  • Improper sterilization - Doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff members should be sure that all equipment and surfaces are properly sterilized. Infections may be spread between patients if staff members fail to wash their hands or reuse equipment without sterilizing it. In many cases, infections are spread through the use of IVs, ventilators, or catheters.
  • Unsanitary conditions - Even if hospital staff follow the proper procedures, infections may be spread due to environmental issues. Improper air filtration may lead to the spread of airborne bacteria or viruses, or water systems may be contaminated with infectious diseases. Infections can also spread between patients because rooms or beds are too close together.
  • Surgical errors - Patients are at a high risk of contracting infections during surgery, and doctors and nurses should be sure to follow the proper procedures, including washing hands, sterilizing instruments, and wearing face masks. In some cases, mistakes made during surgery, such as nicking the bowel, can lead to dangerous infections, or a patient may contract a post-operative infection due to improper wound care at the site of the surgery.
  • Antibiotic use - Overuse or misuse of antibiotics can lead to the growth and spread of "superbugs." These bacteria or viruses are immune to certain types of antibiotics, which can make treatment difficult, causing patients to experience serious health concerns.

Contact Our Champaign Hospital-Acquired Infection Lawyers

If you contracted an infection while receiving treatment at a medical facility, you will want to understand whether this occurred because of medical negligence. At Kanoski Bresney, we can investigate the circumstances of your injury and gather evidence to show that you suffered harm because medical staff did not follow the proper procedures or because of other forms of negligence by a hospital. We will work to make sure you will be repaid for your damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and the pain and suffering you have experienced. To arrange your free consultation, contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with hospital malpractice cases in Illinois, including Springfield, Decatur, Rushville, Sangamon County, Macomb, Champaign County, Schuyler County, Adams County, Quincy, Peoria County, Champaign, Pekin, Tazewell County, Bloomington, Macon County, McLean County, McDonough County, and Peoria.

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