Pittsburgh Serious Infection Injury Lawyer
We expect to come home from a hospital healed, not suffering from a new, dangerous illness. Yet every year, thousands of people acquire life-threatening and fatal infections in hospitals as a result of botched surgeries or non-sterile procedures. If a loved one died or is suffering from a serious infection after surgery, the Pittsburgh serious infection injury attorneys of Hal Waldman & Associates would like to hear from you. We can determine if a staph or MRSA infection was an acceptable risk of surgery or if your infection is the result of medical malpractice.
Your hospital-acquired infection case matters to us. We care. We are on your side. Call or e-mail our Pittsburgh law office to schedule a free conversation. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million patients suffer health care-acquired infections each year. The CDC estimates that 99,000 die each year. Hundreds of thousands of others require extended hospital stays or suffer catastrophic or permanent harm.
The experienced lawyers of Hal Waldman and Associates have successfully sued surgeons, hospitals, outpatient clinics and other providers for wrongful death or serious complications of major infections, including sepsis (infection of the blood), staph infection, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and pneumonia.
The defense will argue that any infection was a normal risk of surgery or introduced by the patient after surgery. Our role is to demonstrate a causal link between surgery/hospital care and the particular infection, and how it is attributable to negligence of medical professionals:
- Perforated bowel or nicked organs during surgery
- Retained foreign objects after surgery (sponges, clamps, etc.)
- Surgical instruments not properly sterilized
- Reuse of syringes and other medical equipment
- Failure to clean catheters, intravenous lines and shunts
Serious infections can lead to organ failure, nerve damage, stroke, heart attack or death, or result in colostomy, amputation and other life-altering interventions.
Committed to Full Compensation for Our Clients and Loved Ones
Once we establish liability, we work to maximize damages for additional surgery or hospitalization, follow-up care, pain management, lasting disability or illness, lost income and emotional pain and suffering.
To make an appointment for a free consultation with a Pittsburgh serious infection injury attorney, call Hal Waldman & Associates at (412) 338-1000 or use our online contact form.