• Failure to Diagnose an Infection

Protecting People Who Have Suffered Because of an Undiagnosed Infection

Trusted medical malpractice lawyers serving Washington, D.C.

One of the most serious risks for patients in hospitals is infection. People with compromised immune systems or who are recovering after a surgery can become dangerously ill if an infection is left undiagnosed and untreated. At Paulson & Nace, PLLC, we help protect patients who have developed an infection in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities in Washington, D.C. For more than 40 years, our family of skilled medical malpractice lawyers has helped families just like yours when an act of negligence harmed a loved one.

Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) put thousands of people at risk

Certain portions of the population – the very young, the elderly, burn victims, those with immune disorders and those recovering from surgeries – are at an increased threat of developing a hospital acquired infection, or HAI. The Centers for Disease Control places the risk of an HAI at 1 in 25 patients. The most likely HAIs include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Clostridium difficile, or C. diff infections
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Urinary tract infections associated with catheters
  • Bloodstream infections, or sepsis, from central lines
  • Surgical site infections

At Paulson & Nace, we know how dangerous an infection can be if left untreated. We use only authoritative sources to help create a case for medical negligence against healthcare providers and institutions whose actions or inactions led to your loved one developing an infection that put his or her health and life at needless risk.

Why infections must be treated quickly

When infections are left to their own devices, they can quickly lead to serious complications. In the worst cases, an untreated infection can lead to additional surgeries, the loss of a limb or permanent brain damage. Certain infections can cause a pregnant woman to miscarry, and others could lead to the wrongful death of the patient.

All infections require medication to treat, which means additional time in the hospital, and additional medical expenses, for the patients. Paulson & Nace believes that doctors, nurses and hospital staff who fail to monitor their patients efficiently or effectively, or fail to diagnose the signs of an infection in a timely manner, should be held accountable for their mistakes. Our dedicated team of trial attorneys has secured millions of dollars for our medical malpractice clients, money that helps them protect their families and their futures.

Compassionate care for victims of an undiagnosed infection

The longer an infection goes untreated, the greater the risk to the patient. Paulson & Nace, PLLC, protects the rights of victims throughout Washington, D.C. To meet with a skilled malpractice attorney and discuss the details of your case, please call 202.463.1999 or fill out our contact form.

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