Inrfection Cases

Infection Cases

Today's emergence of “superbugs” like MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccocus Aureus) has increased the incidence of even minor infections may rapidly turn into virtually uncontrollable infections. Most of these infections are contracted in hospitals, or occur as a result of an invasive medical procedure. The fact that a patient contracts an infection in a hospital or during a medical procedure does not necessarily mean the hospital or doctor was negligent. However, there are times when these infections are directly caused by negligence. Examples include:

  • Surgical infection caused by improperly sterilized surgical instruments
  • Infection worsened by use of an improper antibiotic
  • Post-surgical infections
  • Pneumonia and sepsis, caused by failure to adhere to infection control policies