Hospital Infections

Hospital Infections

Each day, thousands of individuals receive medical care in NYC hospitals and other facilities, necessarily placing their trust in the safety and cleanliness of those environments. After all, physicians, nurses and support staff all have a duty to follow strict protocols for the sterilization of equipment and instruments, the use of antiseptic agents, the washing of hands and the separation of those with infections diseases from patients without such conditions.

Unfortunately, lapses in those procedures occur more frequently than many would like to admit, causing serious injury and even death to an alarming number of patients each year.

If you developed a hospital acquired infection during or after your care, the law provides avenues for legal recourse. We at The Sanders Firm want you to know that experienced, compassionate help is just a phone call away when you contact our New York medical malpractice lawyers.

Statistics draw attention to hospital-acquired infections

A hospital-acquired or healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is an infection resulting from fungi, viruses or bacteria into which patients have come into contact while receiving medical care. Such infections are unrelated to the conditions for which affected patients initially sought treatment. Many such contacts occur during surgical procedures, ventilation, catheterization and the administration of injections.

An estimate from the Centers for Disease Control has suggested that roughly 1 in every 20 hospitalized individuals will develop and infection of one kind or another. The disturbing truth is that approximately 1.7 million such infections are recorded annually, with 100,000 of them resulting in death. If you have found yourself in the unenviable position of contracting a harmful infection while seeking treatment in a healthcare setting, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. A seasoned attorney with The Sanders Firm can help you explore your legal options and fight for the financial recovery you deserve.


Medical malpractice lawyers New York trusts

The NY medical malpractice lawyers at the Sanders Firm are currently reviewing cases relating to hospital-acquired infections and stand prepared to pursue actions on behalf of those who have suffered serious harm. Our team has secured in excess of $100 million on behalf of injured clients in just the past five years alone, and we pledge to provide each new client with the personalized attention and zealous representation they deserve.

To arrange for a no-cost initial consultation to discuss a hospital-acquired infection and the resulting damage, contact us at 1-800-FAIR-PLAY. As always, we will only collect a fee in your case if and when we obtain a settlement or positive verdict in your matter.

Potential compensation available

Not only can hospital-acquired infections be extremely painful and agonizing for those contracting them, they can cause financial ripple effects for entire families which last for years. At The Sanders Firm, we believe that every victim of a hospital-acquired infection has the right to seek justice, accountability and financial compensation to help mitigate the ongoing damage to their lives.

If your infection was the result of hospital negligence and breaches of prevailing standards of care, it may be possible for you to obtain damages for:

  • Your personal pain and suffering
  • Past, present and future medical expenses
  • Ongoing care and rehabilitation
  • Permanent disability
  • Lost wages
  • Funeral expenses and family support in cases involving wrongful death

New York hospital sanctions demonstrate scope of problem

It was announced in late 2014 that seventeen hospitals in New York City would be hit with sanctions running into the millions of dollars due to failures of the healthcare facilities to take sufficient safeguards to prevent serious infections and other complications.

Among those facilities facing penalties are major teaching institutions including NYU Langone Medical CenterMontefiore and Lenox Hill Hospitals, each of which will lose 1 percent of all Medicare reimbursements for the fiscal year. Brookdale Hospital Center and Kings County Hospital received particularly harsh assessments, leading to substantial financial penalties as well. The discovery of such egregious neglect of fundamental sterilization and infection-prevention protocols highlights the seriousness of the problem among even the most reputable facilities.

At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition

Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



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