The Dangers of Hospital Infections

The Dangers of Hospital Infections

Two young adults have died in the last 6 months as the result of hospital acquired bacterial infections. Each patient acquired necrotizing fasciitis within days following routine medical procedures. One of the individuals developed the infection after a wisdom tooth extraction and the other had just given birth.

While the U.S. Center of Disease Control and Prevention has issued a statement stating that healthy individuals are at an extremely low risk of contracting necrotizing fasciitis, the death of these two healthy patients has raised concerns throughout the nation concerning the very real dangers of hospital infections.

If you or any one you love has been affected by a hospital acquired infection, we urge you to consult with a California medical malpractice attorney right away. Although not all infections are as deadly as the "flesh-eating bacteria," many serious complications can quickly arise from infections.

In fact, statistics reveal that on any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. Further, about 75,000 patients died as the result of these infections. Over half of these infections occured in non-urgent/routine hospital stays.

For more information or if you believe you have suffered harm as the result of a hospital acquired infection, contact the experienced Caliornia birth injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.


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