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Improperly Sterilized Medical Equipment

When you visit a healthcare facility for treatment for a medical emergency or ailment, you put your faith in the healthcare providers and trust that the equipment that they are using is sterile and safe to use. Unfortunately, some healthcare facilities are guilty of improperly cleaning their equipment and using unsterile materials on patients. This is a dangerous form of medical malpractice that can lead to serious injury or infection in innocent, unsuspecting patients.

If you or someone you love has been injured because of the use of unsterilized equipment by a healthcare facility, it is important to know your legal rights when facing medical bills and treatment costs. You may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries. Contact an experienced Wausau medical malpractice attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your unique legal situation.

Common Sterilization Errors

Most cases involving unsterilized equipment result from healthcare facility carelessness or worker neglect. Although some healthcare providers may not intend to use improperly sterilized equipment, accidents do happen and can have serious effects on patients. Some common medical facility mistakes involving unsterile equipment include:

  • Used or unsterilized needles
  • Unclean evaluation tables and chairs
  • Not wearing gloves or not washing hands
  • Failing to clean equipment such as ultrasound probes

Using unsterilized equipment on patients can lead to the transfer of diseases such as HIV or hepatitis in addition to the development of infections.

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If you or someone you know has suffered from an injury sustained because of improperly sterilized medical equipment, contact an experienced Wausau medical malpractice lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your options.

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