On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Hospitals are meant to be institutes of healing and hope for most patients. However, there are instances when all procedures and treatments initially appear to have gone well, but the patient still dies. Some report that deaths from an avoidable infection in the hospital are the one of the highest preventable causes of death in America.

In 2011, a Texas man underwent what was apparently a routine surgery at a local medical center near his hometown. After his surgery was complete, he ended up with an infection while still at the center. Some of his family members say that they watched the post-surgery infection consume their loved one, and were shocked at the hospital’s handling of the situation.

Sadly, the 75-year-old patient never left the medical center alive. The family of the infected patient claimed that they pressed the doctors with questions concerning the infection as well as their loved one’s subsequent death. Apparently, all questions relating to the infection-related death were ignored.

Hospital neglect of cleanliness and sanitary standards can prove to be deadly for patients who are already particularly susceptible to infection. It may very well be difficult for family and friends to witness a loved one become deathly ill from the one place that was meant to make them well again. In some cases, Texas families may be able to prove that a hospital’s negligence of cleanliness directly caused their loved one’s infection and death. In those instances, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit may be the correct path of action not only in order to cover any medical bills or funeral costs related to the deadly infection, but also to provide a sense of justice for the victim who suffered what may have been a needless death.

Source: American Free Press, Killer Hospitals, Mark Anderson, March 5, 2014