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Justice for Victims of Medical Malpractice

Preventable Hospital Infections

St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Negligence Cases

When we are admitted to the hospital for treatment, our minds are usually at ease due to the high level of medical care and technology available to us. We are blessed with well-trained physicians and well-equipped medical facilities that can provide us with exemplary treatment.

What should be a routine or safe procedure, however, can turn deadly in an environment that is not kept clean and sterile, since hospitals are filled with ill people. Proper use of sterilizing materials and following correct "scrub down" procedures are crucial in the running of a safe and successful facility. If you or a loved one has contracted an infection at a hospital, seeking assistance from a St. Louis personal injury attorney is in your best interest.

A healthcare-associated infection, or HAI, is defined as an instance of infection that was not present or evident when a patient checked into a facility.Each year, over 100,000 Americans die from hospital-acquired infections. Additionally, around 1.7 million are infected at hospitals on an annual basis. Most infections that begin to show symptoms after 48 hours of being in a hospital are considered HAI's.

With close surveillance of hospital conditions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), some healthcare-related infections have become less common. Unfortunately, risks do still exist, even in hospitals that appear to be clean and well-run. Negligence is not always obvious, and these hospitals must be brought to justice so that future patients are not harmed.

Seek the Compensation You Deserve

At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, our caring team will work closely with you to pursue the financial damages you are owed. We understand that your physical injury and suffering has put you in a very precarious and difficult position, and we would like to be able to provide assistance. As a firm dedicated to community and support, we can provide the caring service you need along with effective representation.

We can handle your claim and recover your damages, so contact us today to discuss your case.

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