Hand-washing is something that is very important in all health care settings. This includes doctor’s offices, nursing homes and any other facilities where medical care is provided. For patients, medical care providers who don’t wash their hands can prove to be very dangerous, possibly even deadly.
We know that you probably never associated failing to wash your hands with a life-threatening illness. However, when you consider some of the conditions to which health care workers are exposed, it is evident that this is possible. Patients who are immunocompromised or who have neutropenia must be especially careful to ensure that health care workers wash their hands, because these patients are more likely to catch illnesses than those who have a fully functional immune system.
The last thing that a person who is seeking medical care needs is to end up in worse shape because of the actions of a health care provider. Whether the issue is lack of hand-washing or another issue, these harmed patients have the right to seek compensation for their suffering. This can include the financial damages that are caused by the increased medical care, as well as those caused by the inability to work when the injuries are especially traumatic.
Filing a claim for compensation based on medical malpractice is something that isn’t always easy. In fact, the process can be very complex. This is where we can help you. We can work on the legal aspects of your case so that you can preserve your energy for living your life as you are able.