Of the patients who suffer infections during Charleston hospital stays, 40%–four out of every ten—contract the infections in the hospital.
Strep infections are especially common among hospital patients, and they are potentially deadly. Left undiagnosed and untreated, they can lead to amputation, congestive heart failure, or death. Patients, who go to the hospital for rest and cure, ironically find themselves sicker because bacteria and viruses thrive in hospitals. Tired nurses and doctors never mean to skip steps for disinfecting equipment, changing protective equipment, or avoiding direct contact with infected patients; but it happens anyway. Well-meaning volunteers never mean to ignore procedures and warnings, but it happens. And well-meaning visitors don’t mean to keep school-aged children away from patients whose immune systems are compromised by disease and drugs; but it happens.
If you have suffered a serious infection during an extended hospital stay, and if you suffer lingering disability from the infection, you may be entitled to significant damages from the hospital and its staff. Huntington medical malpractice law protects you and your rights, and it outlines procedures for filing claims against healthcare providers. Among Charleston medical malpractice attorneys, Underwood & Proctor Law Offices are the best. They know medicine, they know the law, and they know about your pain and suffering. We win significant awards for patients whose conditions have worsened because of their hospitalization.
Physicians swear an oath to do no harm. Healthcare providers assure the quality of care they deliver. When doctors and hospitals violate your trust, both your health and your emotions suffer. Charleston medical malpractice attorneys, specially trained and exceptionally experienced in patients’ rights cases, defend your rights and help you win just compensation for your losses. A preliminary consultation and case analysis cost you nothing, and they begin the process of your financial recovery as they promote your emotional recovery. Call Underwood & Proctor Law Offices today.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Underwood Law Offices, Inc. at (304) 522-0508 or toll free (304) 522-0508 or toll free (866) 400-3920 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.