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Recovering Damages for Hospital Acquired Infections

On Behalf of | Jul 23, 2010 | Medical Malpractice

Hospital-acquired infections create serious problems for patients. Data indicate that approximately 100,000 people acquire preventable infections each year while in the hospital. For many patients, these infections are fatal. For others, the infections require extensive and expensive medical treatment.If you have suffered a hospital-acquired infection, or if you have lost a loved one to such an infection, then you may have the right to recover damages if the infection was caused by the negligence of hospital personnel.Damages for a hospital-acquired infection may include financial compensation for past and future:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the infection (such as household assistance that you did not previously need)
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering

Hospitals Will Fight Your Just Recovery

Although you are legally entitled to the damages described above if your injuries were caused by a hospital’s negligence, a hospital is likely to fight your recovery. In order to be successful in your quest for damages, you need an experienced Washington D.C. and Virginia medical malpractice lawyer to represent you.

Contact a Fairfax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

The medical malpractice attorneys of Shevlin Smith are committed to helping the victims of medical negligence. Contact us today for a free consultation and to discuss your case.