Are Bacterial Infections From a Hospital Considered Medical Malpractice?
Posted on Oct. 19 2022 in Blog,Medical Malpractice Cases
When we examine data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we can see that on any single day, approximately one out of every 31 patients in the hospital has at least one healthcare-acquired infection. Not every infection that a person sustains in a healthcare setting is the fault of a medical provider, but there are steps that healthcare workers can and should take to prevent infections from occurring. In some cases, bacterial infections could be considered medical malpractice. How Could an Infection Be a Medical Mistake? When Johns Hopkins released data showing that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country, most