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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or MRSA is a bacterium that triggers infections in different parts of the body. Since it is resistant to some commonly used antibiotics such as methicillin and penicillin, it can be difficult to treat.
While most individuals with MRSA experience skin infections that look like small red bumps, others may suffer from more serious skin infections in the bones, joints, bloodstream, heart valves, and lungs. If an infection is not detected early, perhaps through medical malpractice, it has a high chance of spreading and becoming a life-threatening condition.
When you visit a hospital, you’re looking to receive medical help to treat your illness or condition. If you leave the hospital worse off than you were when you initially visited it because of a MRSA infection, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
Most hospitals and healthcare entities in the nation have eliminated or drastically reduced the number of hospital-acquired infections by enacting mandatory procedures and policies to address sanitation. If healthcare professionals take the time to follow certain hygiene procedures like cleaning instruments thoroughly, washing hands and tools, and properly protecting surgical wounds during and after surgery, MRSA can be prevented.
However, if a medical professional was negligent and you have suffered from hospital-acquired MRSA infection due to hospital error or lost a loved one as result, you may be able to hold the hospital or medical practice accountable for your damages and losses by filing a malpractice claim with help from an Alabama hospital negligence attorney today.
In the event that you have been hurt or lost a loved one because of a MRSA infection, you need a medical malpractice lawyer from Belt, Bruner & Barnett by your side. Our malpractice attorneys can investigate your case to determine if you may be eligible for compensation for the medical bills, loss of income, rehabilitation costs, long-term or nursing care, funeral and burial costs, and emotional pain and suffering prompted by hospital-acquired MRSA.
Our law firm has years of experience litigating medical practice lawsuits in the state of Alabama and will make sure you receive the settlement you may be entitled to after suffering from a MRSA infection or losing a loved one because of the negligence of a hospital or healthcare entity. To find out more about how we can best represent you, learn how our Montgomery medical malpractice lawyers, Mobile medical malpractice lawyers, Huntsville medical malpractice lawyers, and Birmingham medical malpractice lawyers can help you.
Call Belt, Bruner & Barnett today at (205) 933-1500 for a free, no-obligation case consultation. Since our firm takes personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you have nothing to lose and justice to gain.