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Infections Contracted During Hospital Stays

If you believe that you or someone you love contracted an infection during a hospital stay, you may be able to assert a claim for medical malpractice against the hospital and/or a hospital employee. An experienced Matthews medical malpractice attorney can help. 

Almost nowhere else are germs and bacteria more prevalent than in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other medical facilities that are open to the public on a daily basis. Most especially in the age of COVID-19, hospitals and other medical facilities are required to use the utmost care in properly cleaning and sanitizing their facilities, including patient rooms, beds, exam tables, surgical and operating tables, common areas, and restrooms. When these areas are not cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis, patients can contract a serious infection, including but certainly not limited to COVID-19. 

If you believe that you or someone you love contracted a serious infection during a hospital stay, it is important that you seek out legal assistance as soon as possible. The experienced and compassionate Matthews medical malpractice lawyers at the Panchenko Law Firm can review the facts of your case and determine whether or not you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. If so, we can undertake the necessary legal actions on your behalf and work to pursue the monetary recovery that you deserve. Please give us a call today to learn more about how we could assist you with a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. 

What You Need to Prove in a Medical Malpractice Claim 

In order for you to be successful in a medical malpractice insurance claim or lawsuit, you must demonstrate that a healthcare provider or facility owed you a duty of care and violated that duty, resulting in your subsequent infection or other injury or illness. Hospitals owe their patients a duty to ensure that their facilities are maintained in a reasonably safe condition at all times for the benefit of their patients. Hospital violations of this duty of care typically include failing to clean and sanitize hospital rooms, including patient rooms, operating rooms, and waiting rooms, on a regular basis. 


In some instances, it may be necessary for a medical expert to causally relate a patient’s infection or illness to negligence on the part of the hospital and/or a hospital employee. If the patient is ultimately successful in a medical malpractice claim against the hospital, he or she could pursue monetary compensation in the form of damages. Potential damages in a medical malpractice case include compensation for all related medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering which the patient had to endure. 

Talk with an Experienced Matthews Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

At the Panchenko Law Firm, our experienced legal team can help you pursue a medical malpractice claim and seek monetary compensation and damages. We know that hospital malpractice claims are complicated, and we are ready to fight for your rights. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews medical malpractice attorney, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online for more information.

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