Contaminated Instruments in Fresno
Medical Malpractice Claims Lawyer
When a patient undergoes surgery, it is critical that the instruments used during the medical procedure are sterilized and free from bacteria and other harmful blood born pathogens. Improper or inadequate sterilization can result in contaminated instruments, which greatly increases a patient's risk of
postoperative infection. Surgical infections are one of the leading causes of preventable patient injury and death in the United States. Some types of bacteria and viruses that could cause surgical infection from contaminated instruments include:
- Hepatitis A, B, and C
- HIV / AIDS
- Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease
- Gastrointestinal Infections
Cross contamination of medical equipment could also occur if medical personnel were negligent in preparing the patient for surgery, opening sterile supplies, or setting up the sterile field with the surgical instruments for the procedure. If you or someone you love has suffered from a surgical infection and you suspect contaminated instruments were an important factor, it's important to consult with a Fresno medical malpractice attorney to discuss your legal options.
How a Fresno Contaminated Instruments Attorney Could Help
If either the medical facility or the health care professionals performing your medical procedure were negligent in properly sterilizing the medical equipment, or failed to follow sterilization protocols and provide a standard level of care during your procedure, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. At the Pacific Attorney Group, we've been aggressively representing our clients in their medical malpractice claims and helping them recover millions in damages. With over 35 years of collective experience, we would like to consult with you about your Fresno contaminated instruments or medical equipment malpractice claim.
For your free, no-obligation case consultation with a
Fresno medical malpractice attorney
, please call us at the Pacific Attorney Group. We can discuss your potential contaminated instruments case and tell you what your surgical infection claim may be worth.