While most people assume that hospitals are a safe, clean, sterile environment, hospital-borne infections and resulting complications have become far too common, as infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics and other common treatments.
Complications from infections can be life-changing and, in some cases, life-ending. At Strype Injury Law, we understand the stress, fear, anger and other emotions you may be feeling and welcome the opportunity to obtain the compensation deserved.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have extensive trial experience, having represented injury victims and their families in more than 250 jury trials in all levels of court in Ontario. We will work diligently to identify liability and hold all negligent parties accountable for their actions, including doctors, nurses and hospital staff.
Medical Infections Are Preventable and Treatable
Hospital infections typically arise after a surgery has been performed in a hospital. In hours and days after a surgery, aftercare is extremely important. A failure to diagnose an infection otherwise discernable by paying attention to temperature, blood test results and other clues can result in a number of devastating complications. In some cases, patients have even been sent home while still infected.
Because infections are preventable and treatable when proper care is exhibited by medical professionals, hospitals are faced with a high level of legal exposure. They understand this clearly and will aggressively defend against malpractice claims involving infections.
As you consider your options, it’s important to understand how you can benefit from our experience.
Medical malpractice claims must be brought within two years from the date you knew or should have known a potential injury occurred.
If you or a loved one has possibly been a victim of malpractice in an infection case, contact us for a free consultation with a Toronto post surgical infection lawyer.