Quickly And Correctly Diagnosing An Infection Is Paramount
An infection can be contracted anywhere, and it can become a serious medical complication. Degrees of seriousness vary widely between infection types, but failure to diagnose infections can have dire consequences. If it is detected early, it is very likely that it can be cured.
If a doctor or nurse failed to screen properly for an infection, you may have a case for a medical malpractice claim. Infections can be detected through blood tests, urine tests and, in some cases, radiological imaging. If you or a doctor recognizes symptoms of infection, tests should be run immediately.
Many people are not aware that hospitals and clinics are very common places to acquire infections known as hospital-acquired infections (HAI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million HAIs cause or contribute to about 99,000 deaths each year in the United States.
These infections are preventable, and speaking with one of our experienced Bergen County medical malpractice attorneys should be your next step in remediation. It is never too soon to contact an attorney. At Breslin & Breslin, we offer free initial consultations, and we always examine claims with the assistance of trusted medical experts.
Quick Action Is Critical
If your doctor did not order the right tests or failed to properly evaluate a test result, a misdiagnosis could have serious implications. We are prepared to help you and your family handle the medical, financial and legal fallout of such negligence on the part of a doctor or other medical professional.
If you or a loved one has acquired Group B strep (GBS), pneumonia, tuberculosis, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, meningitis, a urinary tract infection or other infection that has developed complications, please speak with one of our attorneys as soon as possible.