Legal Help When Failure to Diagnose Leads to Injury or Death
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospital-acquired infections lead to an estimated 99,000 deaths each year. If a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of infection caused you serious injury, or a failure to diagnose infection led to the death of a family member, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.
At the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona law office of Knapp & Roberts, we hold medical professionals accountable for medical errors or negligence that caused our clients to suffer harm.
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Contact our Phoenix malpractice lawyers online or call 480-991-7677 (toll free 800-541-4477) for a free consultation.
When your family is suffering as a result of doctor negligence, a Phoenix infections lawyer at our firm can prepare a compelling case that demonstrates how the doctor's negligence has affected your family — physically, emotionally, and financially — in terms a jury can understand.
Many hospital-acquired infections are preventable. When they occur, they are the result of a failure to comply with proper cleaning or patient care procedures. Hospital infections can lengthen a patient's hospital stay — increasing the patients' medical bill. Worse yet, it can lead to a rapidly worsening medical condition and even wrongful death.
Common hospital-acquired infections include:
- Urinary tract infections associated with catheter use
- Post-surgical infections/surgical site infections from poorly sterilized medical devices or surgical instructions
- Bloodstream infections (sepsis)
- Pneumonia/lung infections
- Staph infections
- MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
Negligent treatment of infections. Even minor infections can become life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated properly. Our medical malpractice attorneys hold physicians, hospitals, and other medical providers accountable for negligent treatment of infections, including failure to provide adequate follow-up care after a surgery or procedure, failure to properly monitor an infection, failure to diagnose an infection.
For more general information, see our Medical Malpractice Information Center.
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Free initial consultation. Contact our Scottsdale or Phoenix medical malpractice law firm online or call us at 480-991-7677 (toll free at 800-541-4477). In all medical negligence cases, there are no out-of pocket costs to our clients. We assume all the financial risk and are paid ONLY if we win your case.