Hospitals Are Liable For Unsanitary Conditions
It has been believed in the past that infections were unavoidable in hospitals, but this belief has long been disproved. Through proper training, adequate hygiene and thorough housekeeping procedures, the spread of infection-causing bacteria can be brought under control.
If these precautions are not taken, however, hospitals can make themselves vulnerable to a host of medical malpractice lawsuits. If a jury agrees that a hospital has been negligent in enforcing important health and safety measures, they may be held liable for a patient’s infection and may owe them compensation for their medical care.
At Webb & Taylor, LLC, our attorneys are adept at bringing claims against hospitals who cause their patients to become sicker than before. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you and your family recover.
We make a positive recovery in over 95% of the cases we pursue.
How Are People Affected?
It is estimated that 200 people die every day in the United States due to an infection they developed in the hospital, and the number is rising. These infections can often lead to:
- Staph infections
- Gastrointestinal illness
- Urinary tract infections
- Bloodstream infections
- Surgical site infections
Bacteria responsible for a number of difficult-to-treat infections can linger in hospitals long after infected patients have departed. This especially can be a problem considering that in some hospitals, 70 to 90 percent of infected patients are never even identified. It makes sense that lawsuits against hospitals are on the rise.
Ultimately, any patient across any state in the U.S. runs a risk, however great or small, of contracting an infection. Our lawyers devote themselves to aiding families that are suffering from infections that could have been prevented.
Get In Touch With Us Today
If you or a loved one has suffered from an infection contracted during a hospital stay, you may have a case grounded in medical malpractice. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients by providing dedicated, high-quality representation based on communication and trust.
To set up a free consultation, please contact us by phone at or via email. We have locations in Peachtree City and Atlanta, but we also serve clients throughout Georgia.