Syracuse Malpractice Lawyers Fighting For Your Rights
Many people enter hospitals with illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses. That's why hospitals are required to follow stringent procedures to prevent the spread of infection to other patients and staff members. When these procedures aren't followed, people can become seriously ill. The hospital injury attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold negligent parties responsible.
The danger of hospital-acquired infections is that the bacteria and viruses that cause them can mutate, making them resistant to antibiotics and other medication. Some infections seen in hospitals include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA-a type of staph infection), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (a respiratory infection), Klebsiella pneumonia (infection that affects the urinary tract, bloodstream, and gut) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (or VRE-an infection that often affects the intestines).