Florida MRSA Infection Attorneys
MRSA Infection Lawyers in Boca Raton & Miami
Were you completing a hospital stay when you suffered a severe MRSA infection? It is statistically likely that the infection was caused by unsanitary conditions in the hospital or clinic that should have been entirely preventable. If the MRSA infection required additional medical treatment, caused you to suffer serious symptoms, or even caused the wrongful death of a loved one, then it could constitute a form of medical malpractice that should be met with legal action.
Call (866) 629-1061 to connect with the Florida MRSA infection lawyers of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen. Our award-winning team has decades of collective experience resolving complex cases, including those involving medical malpractice and major healthcare institutions. Let our trial attorneys know what happened to you or your loved one, and we will let you know how we can help.
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What is an MRSA Infection?
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause a variety of staph infections, sometimes called an MRSA infection. MRSA is most commonly contracted when an unsterilized object touches an open wound, such as an unsanitary scalpel being used to make a surgical incision. Although MRSA infections can occur in any condition where bacteria are present, the vast majority of cases occur in hospital settings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 90% of all cases of MRSA infection happen in or due to the mistakes of a medical clinic or hospital.
Like all bacterial infections, MRSA infections can be the most dangerous to elderly people, infants, and people with serious illnesses or compromised immune systems. Unfortunately, many people of those demographics can frequently be found in a hospital, where MRSA infections are the most likely to occur.
Symptoms of a severe MRSA infection can include:
- High, persistent fever.
- Redness or swelling around the infected site.
- Pus or drainage of the infected site.
- Infection spread to the bloodstream, organs, and bones.
A severe MRSA infection can be fatal. MRSA is antibiotic-resistant, which makes it difficult to treat. The treatment difficulty only worsens as the infection does, too, so it is important to catch the symptoms early and start treatment right away.
How MRSA Infection is Caused by Hospital Negligence
Although patient infections can happen in even the most sanitary of hospitals, many such infections should be preventable with better cleanliness of the staff and facilities. An MRSA infection lawsuit will focus on incidents when an MRSA infection occurred because the hospital or clinic was inadequately maintained.
Different types of hospital negligence related to MRSA infections can include:
- Unclean surgical tools: Surgical staff must ensure that all surgical tools are completely sterilized before beginning even a routine procedure. Failing to sterilize surgical tools is a serious form of medical negligence that can put patients at risk of severe infections.
- Unsanitary catheters: MRSA bacteria can also be carried on catheters. Before a catheter or IV is inserted into any body part, it must be thoroughly sterilized to eliminate any bacteria that might be present.
- Poor aftercare: While a patient is recovering from surgery or an injury in a hospital, thorough aftercare must be provided to make sure that any wounds stay clean and can heal well. Poor aftercare can allow a wound to become infected.
- Delayed treatment: If a hospitalized patient is showing signs of an MRSA infection, then medical staff must react quickly to diagnose and treat it. A delay in the treatment of an infection can constitute medical malpractice if another medical provider reasonably would have started treatment earlier, especially if that delay caused the infection to further harm the patient.
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Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen offers experienced and compassionate legal counsel in Miami, Boca Raton, and all across Florida. We have more than 100 years of collective legal experience, and we have a long history of successful cases filed on behalf of injured or mistreated patients, such as in a hospital infection claim. If you or a loved one suffered from an MRSA infection that you believe was caused by a hospital’s negligence or uncleanliness, then please reach out to us today and schedule a free consultation.
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