Did you know that hospital infections are the fourth largest cause of death in the United States? Did you know that approximately 5% of all hospital patients get an infection while in the hospital? Finally, did you know that many infections acquired in a hospital could have been prevented or treated with the appropriate antibiotics?
An infection can cause a simple medical condition to become more serious, such as severe pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and other illnesses.
When a patient acquires an infection that goes undiagnosed or untreated, sepsis and septic shock can result in serious injury or death. An infection that is diagnosed and treated quickly can prevent significant harm to the patient.
If you were a patient in a hospital and believe that medical negligence led to your hospital-acquired infection, contact a San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who has experience in medical malpractice cases to determine if the hospital was at fault for not diagnosing and treating your infection in a timely manner.