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Infections result from the body’s inability to fight off foreign microorganisms. They can be viral or bacterial in origin. Common bacterial infections include a UTI or urinary infection, E.coli, strep and tuberculosis. Viral infections, like influenza or the common cold, usually infect a specific type of cell, which localizes their effect upon a particular part of the body.
Sometimes infections can be caused by the negligence of a health care provider who fails to implement proper infection control procedures. Patients who are incontinent and have open wounds can be very susceptible to infections, and many pressure sores on the sacral area become infected with e-coli bacteria. When an infection becomes advanced, and enters the blood stream, a patient becomes septic. This condition poses a high risk of mortality and requires aggressive treatment in a hospital. Other medical errors may involve a doctors failure to perform a culture to identify and treat a specific infectious agent.
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If you were recently in a hospital in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia and are unsure whether your hospital infection was the result of hospital negligence or a surgical error, turn to the attorneys of The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey for answers. We represent clients in complex medical malpractice cases and have an in-depth understanding of regulations related to sterilization procedures.
If you or a loved one was injured by an infection caused by medical negligence, contact The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C., to discuss your case.