Hospital Infection · Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Generally speaking, infections can occur even when appropriate preventative measures are taken. There are, however, certain situations in which a hospital or nursing home may be responsible for the development of a patient's infection. For example, a health care institution may fail to react appropriately to an emerging outbreak of certain infections such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (commonly referred to as MRSA) and Legionellosis (commonly referred to as Legionnaire's Disease or Legion Fever). Likewise, there are certain infections which are either preventable or easily treated with appropriate care, including certain infections within the bone or joint after joint replacement surgeries, and infection of in-dwelling catheter or IV.
Even when an infection is not preventable, a health care provider may be liable for failing to provide timely and appropriate treatment. For example, although a C-diff infection (or Clostridium difficile) usually cannot be prevented, failure to give the patient timely, appropriate antibiotic treatment, such as Metronidazole or "Flagyl," may be a legitimate basis for a lawsuit.
If you or your loved one has developed an infection you believe was caused by malpractice, you need to talk to an experienced trial attorney who is willing to consult with you for free. The lawyer can help you evaluate whether the doctor violated the standard of care and whether the damages involved warrant legal action. As with any legal question, the specific facts of a situation are what determine whether you have a viable legal claim for the suffering you or your loved one endured.
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Should you file a lawsuit? You won't know until you talk to an experienced attorney. Contact us or call us at (877) 696-3303 to arrange a free, confidential consultation. You can get answers, find out what happened, and help prevent similar needless injuries from happening to other people, too.
We handle our cases on a contingency-fee basis: if we can't help you recover money damages, you won't pay attorneys' fees. When you meet with us to discuss your case, it will be with an attorney, not an investigator or paralegal. We also have Spanish and Ukrainian interpreters available. Contact us today to get us started on investigating your claim from our Cleveland headquarters.
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For more than 65 years, the attorneys at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber have represented victims of hospital-acquired infections in lawsuits in Ohio and beyond. Our attorneys have access to the most sophisticated technical and medical resources available to investigate and prepare your case to win. When the insurance company lawyers see our name on the lawsuit, they know it is well researched, carefully investigated and thoroughly prepared. For you, that means insurance company lawyers come to the table prepared to discuss a full and fair settlement - or we'll see them in court.
Remember, if you have a claim, there is most likely a statute of limitations clock running, after which you won't have the right to file a lawsuit. Protect your rights by contacting us today or calling us at (877) 696-3303.