New York Hospital Infection Lawyers
Contracted an infection in the hospital?
A new report by the New York State Department of Health identified more than 50 hospitals with unusually high rates of patient infections.
Most hospital infections are caused by bacteria, viruses or fungus.
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Common Hospital Infections:
● Blood Infection, including Sepsis
● Ventilator Infection of Lungs
● Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
● Surgical Site Infection (SSI)
Many infections can be treated with antibiotic medication. However, severe and life threatening infections often require hospitalization. Moreover, patients suffering a serious infection may require surgery or additional medical treatment.
NYC Hospitals with High Rate of Infections
● Elmhurst Hospital
● Metropolitan Hospital
● SUNY Downstate Hospital
● Bellevue Hospital
● Brookdale Hospital
Hospitals have been known to contain a lot of bacteria. As such, patients may be at risk of contracting a bacterial infection during a hospital stay.
In certain instances, an infection may occur as a result of a failure by the hospital to treat the patient within the medical standard of care. When this happens, the patient may have a legal claim for financial compensation.