More Than 60 Years Of Experience Representing Injured Clients

Emergency rooms and hospitals are constantly dealing with serious infections. From staph infections to bacterial infections, doctors and hospital staff need to be aggressive in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness to protect patients.

Not all hospitals make cleanliness a priority. The hospital staff may have failed to disinfect your exam table or improperly cleaned your hospital bed. If you’ve been harmed by a serious infection, medication mistake or another hospital error, you need a skilled medical malpractice attorney in West Virginia to protect your rights.

At Greene Ketchum, we have more than 60 years of experience handling hospital error claims and other medical malpractice allegations. We are highly aware of the standards and procedures medical professionals are expected to follow. When doctors and staff fail to follow standard procedures, you or your loved one could be put at great risk. Contact a skilled medical malpractice attorney in West Virginia today to learn how we can help you assert your legal rights during a free initial consultation.

Serious Hospital Infections Can Have Long-term Implications

Infections run rampant in hospitals. The official name for infections resulting from hospital treatment is nosocomial infection. These infections typically appear within 48 hours of hospital treatment. Common hospital infections include:

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA or Staph infection)
  • Pneumonia
  • Strep throat
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Infection at the surgical site

Patients often already have weakened immune systems. A hospital infection can add unnecessary complication to someone’s recovery. In some cases, patients may need additional medical treatment and face the potential of not fully rebounding from a serious hospital infection. If you believe you or your loved one acquired a hospital infection after standard procedures were overlooked, you may have a legitimate medical malpractice claim.

 Filing Hospital Error Claims Against Negligent Medical Providers

In order to bring a hospital error or emergency room error lawsuit against a doctor, there must be a preliminary finding of negligence on his or her part. Typically, another qualified, trained medical professional reviews the specifics of a case and issues an expert report regarding acts of negligence or departures from standard treatment protocols.

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