A Preventable Problem Is a Major Cause of Deaths in Hospitals

The following is a guest post from the Chicago wrongful death lawyers at Dolan Law Offices:

Medical practitioners are fully aware of the hazards that come with the job. Errors in surgery, and mistakes in diagnosis or release of medicines are just some of the risks that doctors, nurses, administrators and pharmacists have to be very careful about. However, there are times when trivial mistakes are the reason for major problems that arise in hospitals. In several cases, inefficient handling of medical records has resulted in giving a patient the wrong medicine or treatment. Sadly, many patients end up badly hurt or even worse due to this kind of carelessness or neglingence.

One major issue that is totally preventable but still continues to happen is hospital infection. The public assumes that all hospitals always prioritize prevention of infections in all procedures. But obviously, it is not a priority for many as statistics show that a great percentage of injuries and death in hospitals in the past years were caused by infections. We all know that they don’t just happen haphazardly. They are caused by microbes that are not supposed to be there in the first place.

Any person working in the medical industry is not ignorant to the fact that failure to exercise proper sterility measures can result to infections. But the truth is, many hospital staff, nurses and surgeons don’t practice proper sterilization procedures thus endangering the lives of their patients. Infections are no simple matter as they cost money, time and even lives.

If you, or a loved one, have suffered due to medical negligence, immediately consult with a medical malpractice lawyer in your local area. A highly competent lawyer will be able to help you explore all your legal options.

Dolan Law Offices has a team of experienced wrongful death and personal injury lawyers who are very adept in handling even the most complex of cases. Dolan has been zealously fighting for justice for 20 years now.