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Surgical Site Infection

Surgeries are an increasingly common solution to medical ailments, but even the most routine procedures leave the patient vulnerable to an array of complications. One of the most prevalent post-operation dangers is the development of a surgical site infection.

If you or someone you love is showing signs of surgical site infection, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Hospitals and other medical facilities must be kept sterile and sanitary so that infections are prevented. There is no excuse for negligence that leads to this sort of illness and the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, are prepared to help you to obtain the compensation that you are due. Contact us at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your legal rights.

Causes of Surgical Site Infections

Many of the cases of surgical site infection that occur could have been prevented with proper medical attention and care. Some of the causes of this post operation contamination are:

  • Failure to properly sterilize the surgical environment, instruments, and site
  • Incorrect surgical method
  • Poor ventilation in the operating room
  • Incorrect dosages of antibiotics
  • Surgeries that take extended periods of time
  • Unclean scrubs, face masks, caps, and other clothing items
  • Instruments left inside the body after surgery

All of these situations are easily preventable, but one moment of negligence by a medical professional can leave the patient with a dangerous infection. The signs of surgical site infection include fever, swelling, pain at the incision site, reopening of the incision, and cloudy fluid discharging from the incision.

Contact Us

There is no excuse for medical malpractice. If you or someone you love has been the victim of this sort of negligence and are experiencing surgical site infection, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 to speak to a knowledgeable representative about your legal options.

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