Hospital-Acquired Infection Lawyer | Scott Goodwin Law

Michigan Unsanitary Conditions Lawyer

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You don’t need an advanced medical degree to know how important clean, sterile environments are in hospitals and other types of healthcare facilities. Bacteria thrives in dirty environments and when healthcare facilities aren’t kept as clean as they should be, it’s very easy for a patient’s bad situation to become even worse.

When healthcare facilities try to cut corners on sterilizing their spaces and medical instruments, patients are in jeopardy for serious infections and other illnesses. According to the CDC, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection on any given day. If a patient already has a compromised immune system, additional complications caused by unsanitary conditions can be absolutely devastating.

It’s important to remember that hospitals are just one place where patients can be harmed by unsanitary conditions. Healthcare-acquired infections can also occur in places like ambulatory surgical centers, outpatient care facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and dialysis centers.

If you or a loved one has developed complications from unsanitary conditions in a healthcare facility, it’s very important to get the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. These kinds of cases can be complex and you’ll need someone on your side who understands the law. At Scott Goodwin Law P.C., we have experience in helping people who have been in your position. We understand how difficult this situation is for you and we’re ready to fight for you. Contact us today for help with your case.

Causes of Unsanitary Conditions in Healthcare Facilities

  • Unsterilized or inadequately sterilized medical tools and equipment

  • Employees wearing contaminated clothing, gloves, or masks

  • People working on unsterilized work surfaces

  • Contaminated cloth items (bed linens, towels, patient gowns, curtains, etc.)

  • Employees working while sick

  • Employees not properly washing their hands

Common Types of Healthcare-Acquired Infections

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections

  • Surgical site infections

  • Bloodstream infections

  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia

  • Clostridium difficile



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