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Hospital Acquired Infection

Cincinnati Medical Malpractice Attorney

One in 25 patients may end up with a Hospital acquired infection. Failure to take steps to prevent the infection and failure to diagnose infections is a leading cause of preventable medical errors in Cincinnati hospitals and nursing homes. Hospital acquired infections are typically misdiagnosed after surgery or during hospitalizations.  Often the misdiagnosis of hospital acquired infections can be avoided with the proper taking and reading of a simple blood test.  The implications of a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosing of an infection are profound, often leading to severe illnesses and death where the infection is not treated properly and timely. Delay in diagnosing infection in the elderly can be particularly dangerous.

If you or a loved one has been injured,  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyer who handles cases based on a misdiagnosis of hospital acquired infection or delay in diagnosis of hospital acquired infection. The Lyon Firm can assist you and your family find the answers to the important questions that have gone unanswered.  

 Common Hospital Acquired Infections

  • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections
  • Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
  • Surgical Site Infections Following Surgery
  • Ventillator Associated Pneumonia
  • Legionnaire Disease
  • Blood Stream Infections
  • Gastrointestinal Infections
  • Hepatitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis (soft tissue)  Infections

Injuries Caused by a Hospital Acquired Infection

  • Organ damage
  • Additional surgery
  • Additional hospitalization
  • Drug complications
  • Fetal Death
  • Fetal malformation and birth defect
  • Loss of organ
  • Loss of limb
  • Lost Wages
  • Additional medical expenses
  • Wrongful Death

What Medical Errors Contribute to Hospital Acquired Infection Injuries ?

  • Not following sterilization or cleanliness policies (Causing the Infection)
  • Failure to disinfect or sterilize surgical equipment (causing the Infection)
  • Radiology malpractice (Delay in Diagnosing the Infection)
  • Misreading of lab study (Delay in Diagnosing the Infection)
  • Communication error between treating physicians (Delay in Diagnosing)
  • Communication error between nurse and physicians  (Delay in Diagnosing)
  • Failure to rule out most serious infection on differential diagnosis (Delay)

    Legal Representation

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Offering contingency fees, The Lyon Firm gathers the medical records and the medical experts to evaluate the case and to make a determination as to whether the injury was a result of a delay in diagnosing infection.  For a no cost and confidential consultation, call (800) 513-2403.

Additional Resources for Hospital Acquired Infection

  • Lyon Firm Cincinnati Medical Malpractice Blog
  • Lyon Firm Hospital Acquired Infection Blog
  • Common Client Questions


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