Surgical Site Infection Lawsuits
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We expect hospitals to be sterile, clean, and healthy. Whether through stringent sterilization procedures or mandatory personal hygiene, hospitals aim to keep patients as safe as possible. But, more and more, we are seeing that's not always the case. With limited enforcement of these types of protocols, what may seem like a small misstep can have dire consequences for an already vulnerable patient.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that up to 3% of patients admitted for surgery experience a post-operative infection. Yet, many of these infections are entirely preventable—meaning they are largely the result of medical malpractice. If a patient has contracted an infection following a surgical procedure, he or she may experience additional medical complications, not to mention additional medical costs.
If you contracted an infection or illness that may have been preventable, contact the legal team at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy by calling 410.983.6266.
What If I Cannot Afford an Attorney?
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy works with clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning our firm takes on all the costs and expenses of a case on behalf of our clients. We make sure that anyone who needs litigation receives the highly-skilled representation they deserve, with no upfront cost to them.
The arrangement works this way: if you receive a jury award or a settlement, a portion of it will go towards our legal fees. Otherwise, the risks and costs of your case are on our shoulders. As a result, injured clients will always have the option to pursue justice and damages, no matter their financial situation.
What Are the Symptoms of a Surgical Site Infection?
According to the CDC, the following symptoms may be signs that a patient has a surgical site infection:
- Redness and pain around the surgical area
- Drainage of cloudy fluid from the surgical wound
What Conditions Can Result from Surgical Site Infections?
Post-surgical infections can range in severity. What may start as a treatable infection may cause lifelong complications.
Surgical site infections can include:
- Hepatitis A, B, or C
- Respiratory or lung infections
- Staph infections
- Viral infections
Why Choose Us?
Since 1948, our firm has served as an advocate, spokesperson, and ally of the people and communities of Baltimore. From the workers' compensation and family law cases taken on by senior partner William H. "Billy" Murphy, Jr., to the wide array of medical malpractice claims our firm oversees today, we have represented individuals during their most trying times.
Some of our recent medical malpractice victories include:
- $4 million for a family whose child suffered a brain injury due to malpractice
- $7 million for a family whose nursing staff failed to act on fetal distress symptoms
- Multi-million dollar trust to children of a mother killed by surgical error
- Lifelong medical care for a woman whose surgeon allowed her to catch fire during an operation
Our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers fight fiercely for the people we represent because we believe in securing justice for those who have been mistreated.
See how we can help you by calling 410.983.6266.