Hospital Infections Still an Unresolved Problem

Posted on May 3, 2010 10:45am PDT

Many advances in the medical field occur on a regular basis, but the hospital infection problem is one that seems to be resistant to change.

Per recent hospital statistics, the rates for bloodstream infections increased by 8% while urinary tract infections increased by 4% over the previous year.

Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, stated the trend is troubling but claimed the new healthcare law would improve matters and would "help turn these numbers around." Hospitals with high rates of infections will be penalized by the government starting in the 2015 fiscal year under the law.

If you or a loved one has had problems in North Carolina with the subject of hospital infections or other types of possible medical malpractice, you should contact Lanier Law Group, P.A. today to arrange a consultation. Permanent injury or even wrongful death is not something that's easy to accept and live with. By consulting an experienced North Carolina Medical Malpractice Attorney, you can learn whether or not you have a viable medical malpractice claim, as well as how much you might be able to recover should you choose to pursue a lawsuit. Contact our office today at 855.234.7619 to learn more about your rights and options for filing a medical malpractice claim.

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