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Hospital-Acquired Infections

Patients can catch infections while hospitalized. By following simple infection control practices, these are often avoidable.  According to the CDC, 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections occur in U.S hospitals per year, leading to roughly 99,000 deaths.

Common hospital-acquired infections include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bloodstream infections
  • Surgical site infections
  • MRSA

These numbers are far too high. Hospitals are supposed to serve as trusted institutions where the injured and sick go for help. firm is experienced in helping patients and families that are impacted by these preventable infections. If you or someone you know acquired an infection during a hospital stay, contact the attorneys at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm.

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