C Diff Infections Due to New York Medical Malpractice

Hospitals, Infections

Understanding C Diff Infections Due to New York Medical Malpractice:  Our Kington Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

C diff, or Clostridium difficile, is a potent type of bacteria which can cause health complications.  Most of the time this is in the form of gastric upset, such as stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, fever, and other related injuries.  But severe infections of C diff could result in more dangerous, damaging, and even deadly symptoms.  This more severe infection occurs sometimes due to New York medical malpractice.  When a patient has a debilitating infection, or suffers permanent injuries from C diff, call our Kingston Medical Malpractice lawyer to learn what rights to compensation you may have.

How is C Diff Spread Through New York Medical Malpractice?

A C diff infection can occur without New York medical malpractice.  But some of the more damaging infections could be due to careless, reckless, and negligent medical mistakes.  This includes some of the following mistakes:

  • Failing to properly scrub in for a procedure like a surgery;
  • Improperly sterilizing rooms;
  • Failing to properly clean surgical tools and equipment which can spread bacteria between surgeries to different patients;
  • Inadequate infectious disease protocol;
  • Over prescribing certain antibiotics which can kill good bacteria in the body and result in rapid growth of C diff; and
  • Many other causes.

New York Medical Malpractice from C Diff

Not only can medical malpractice spread C diff, it can also be in the diagnosis and treatment of it.  This is because some surgeries carry the risk of infection, which would include C diff.  But these surgeries do not carry the risks of being misdiagnosed or mistreated with C diff.  This means that healthcare providers are still required to identify, test, and treat a patient with C diff in a proper, timely, and competent manner.  Failing to do so can result in serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of a patient.  These infections are powerful and painful, and they can result in brain injuries, organ damage, and even result in sepsis for catastrophic infections.  Shouldn’t healthcare providers be liable for these mistakes?

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