Oregon Undiagnosed and Misdiagnosed Infections Lawyers

 

Infections can become serious and potentially life threatening if left untreated.  Most infections can be successfully treated if they are recognized in time by a healthcare provider and a plan for treatment is quickly administered.  There are two general categories of infections: bacterial infections and viral infections.

 

Bacterial infections occur when an outside bacterium enters the body.  Frequently, bacterial infections will enter through cuts, bedsores, untreated wounds, contact with contaminated surfaces or close contact with a person who has the bacterial infection.  Serious bacterial infections can usually be treated with antibiotics which can either stop the bacteria from reproducing or kill it.  Viral infections are often contagious and can be spread a variety of ways.  Antibiotics will not work in treating viral infections.  Some Antiviral medications will treat viral infections.

Infections spread quickly and can become serious

Frequently, patients in hospitals and assisted living facilities become exposed to lethal infections.  The U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention recently estimated that 1 in 25 hospital patients receives an infection related to hospital care and that these infections lead to tens of thousands of deaths across the country each year and extraordinary medical costs.  In 2014, the CDC reported that 75,000 patients with hospital acquired infections died during their hospitalization and that more than half of these infections occurred outside of the intensive care unit.

 

Infections are frequently spread to patients through improper hygienic practices and wound care.  Patients who have catheters and surgeries are particularly prone to healthcare associated infections.

 

One of the reasons patients in hospitals and nursing facilities are vulnerable to infection is because frequently their immune systems are weakened.  Hospitals and medical personnel are aware of this which is why they should be following all proper procedures and hygienic protocols to protect patients form needless exposure to infections.

 

While any infection can become life-threatening if left untreated, some of the most serious infections that are known to cause lifelong complications and death are MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), Sepsis, and meningitis.  Not only can untreated infections lead to death, but also amputation.  As such, any suspected infection should be treated immediately and followed-up upon by the patient’s doctors.

Oregon medical malpractice lawyers representing victims of undiagnosed infections

If you or a loved one has developed a serious infection due to medical neglect, it is important to immediately seek the care of an infectious disease doctor so that the infection can be immediately treated and monitored.

 

If you or your family member one has suffered traumatic consequences from an undiagnosed infection or an infection that occurred while as a patient in a hospital or nursing home and are concerned, contact a Oregon undiagnosed infection lawyer at Kuhlman Law immediately at (541) 385-1999 for a free case evaluation to learn more about your rights.

 

We represent victims of medical malpractice throughout Oregon including: Bend, Portland, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Medford, Deschutes County, Central Oregon, Sisters, Redmond, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, Multnomah County, Washington County, Hood River, Clackamas County, Oregon City, Jefferson County, Crook County, Coos Bay, Lane County, Douglas County, Yamhill County, Tillamook County, Clatsop, Columbia Klamath, Wasco, Madras, Prineville, Crook, Lane, Pendleton, Umatilla, La Grande, Albany, and Vancouver, Washington.

 

If we accept your case, can help you find the answers you are looking for and to seek compensation for medical bills, future treatment, and other losses you or your loved one has incurred as a result of the medical negligence.

 

 

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