Hospital acquired infections are some of the deadliest types of infections that a person can acquire. These are not your normal infections either. They commonly are resistant to medication and do not respond to even the most potent of cocktails designed to kill bacteria. Most hospital acquired infections are from superbugs like MSRA, and do not go away easily.
When a patient receives a hospital acquired infection, it can easily result in serious injury to a patient’s body and health. Fingers or even limbs could need to be amputated. Organ damage can be common, as is muscle or tendon damage. Personal injuries are serious, and many times a hospital acquired infection leads to sepsis and even death.
So why do hospital acquired infections occur?
Hospitals and healthcare professionals can cause massive hospital acquired infections which run rampant throughout the patient ward. Failing to follow protocol such as sterilizing instruments, rooms, and beds are also common. Dirty instruments are a real problem and can cause life-threatening infections. Also failing to property wash hands, while elementary sounding, is a big problem. Dirty clothing and habits also cause serious problems resulting in infections.
A patient sound not come into a hospital for treatment and walk out worse off with an infection, or not walk out because of an infection. Hospital acquired infections should be completely eradicated, and when they occur they should be compensation given to the victim for his or her suffering.
Shouldn’t patients who go in for a procedure and come out with a serious infection have rights to compensation?
Shouldn’t families of victims who died in a hospital from a hospital-caused infection get justice for the death of their loved ones?
Of course they should! And hospital acquired infections should be completed taken care of as that they never happen again. But this is sadly not the case, and infections are a leading case of medical malpractice cases—particularly those resulting in the death of a patient.
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