Unsterile Equipment and Infection
When you are treated by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, you expect that these parties will use sterile and safe equipment. However, sometimes unsterile equipment is used by healthcare providers, causing infections which can lead to serious illness and even death. Each year, nearly 100,000 people in the United States suffer from infections acquired in healthcare facilities. These infections can lead to even greater financial burdens on patients, and severer health concerns than those for which they were seeking treatment.
If you have been harmed by a physician’s failure to utilize appropriately sterilized equipment, you may be entitled to pursue a medical malpractice claim. To discuss your case with a committed and experienced Waco medical malpractice lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., at 877-948-4842 today.
Causes of Infection
Infections can cause serious health problems, and the use of unsterilized equipment is a very dangerous practice. Some of the most common causes of infection include:
- Failing to wear protective clothing and eyewear
- Failing to clean/sterilize hands
- Failing to properly sanitize/sterilize needles and other equipment
- Failing to guard patients from dangerous chemicals
These instances of negligence are only some of the causes of infection in healthcare facilities, but all can lead to dangerous infections.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a healthcare provider’s negligence or mistreatment, contact the Waco medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., by calling 877-948-4842. You may be able to obtain financial compensation for additional medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other relevant damages.