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Can I Sue For An Infection Caused By Unclean Hospital Utensils
We go to a hospital because we want our health to improve in some way. When we end up sicker than we started as a result of going to a hospital, it can be understandably harmful and difficult to handle. Unfortunately, there has been a disturbing recent trend involving diseases spread through unclean hospital utensils. When a hospital doesn't adhere to standard hygiene practices involving the total sterilization of all instruments, it is less a place of healing and more a massive breeding ground for disease.
If you believe that you've contracted a disease or infection from the use of improperly sterilized hospital utensils, you should get in touch with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to see if you can file a claim. While this is definitely a valid reason to sue a hospital, you should be aware that your lawyer will need certain documents and evidence to support your claim.
How Unclean Utensil Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Work
As with any lawsuit, you will have to present a direct line of proof that shows a direct correlation between a hospital's hygienic practices and your current illness. Certain illnesses, such as MRSA or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, are commonly caused by unclean medical tools. If you have this or other such conditions, you will have to prove that the hospital has a record of failing to meet national hygiene or procedural standards. Your lawyer may have to do some investigation into the hospital's practices to build a case for you.
Finally, there needs to be a direct link between the unhygienic practice and your illness. This can be shown through evidence of an operation or other hospital procedure in which a potentially unclean tool was used in a way that could transmit the infection. Your case will be golden once you have these three things:
- Proof of illness
- Proof of bad practice
- Connection between bad practice and illness
Contact A Lawyer Today
The best way to start on your medical malpractice lawsuit is to contact a medical malpractice attorney! You can't get compensated for your injury until you start the necessary procedures to file a case in court. An attorney can help. Contact one today!