Medical malpractice lawyers know all too well the serious consequences
of poor sanitation in hospitals. In fact, hospital-acquired infections
are a leading cause of re-admittance to hospitals. Some of those infections
are spread with improperly cleaned medical equipment that is reused from
one patient to the next. Hospitals are expected to follow strict sterilization
procedures as determined by the manufacturer, but sometimes surgical instruments
simply aren’t cleaned as effectively as they ought to be.
In some cases, the hospital might not be the only entity responsible for
a patient’s infection. If the hospital did follow sterilization
protocols, the responsibility may lie with the manufacturer. Some medical
instruments could be found to be defective in design if there are so many
complex components that the sterilization guidelines are ineffective.
If you feel that a hospital-acquired infection may be attributable to medical
malpractice, you’re invited to connect with the team at
Pegalis & Erickson, LLC at (516) 858-2194. At our malpractice law firm on Long Island, New York,
our experienced medical negligence lawyers will thoroughly investigate