Healthcare Associated Infections Are Suffered By Almost 750,000 Patients Each Year

March 28, 2014 | Category: News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, released two reports March 26 concerning healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). According to Medscape Medical News, Michael Bell, MD, who is the Deputy Director of the CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, said at a news conference: "Despite the progress that we've seen, three quarters of a million patients every year end up with [HAIs]. We found that on any given day 1 out of 25 patients has a hospital infection, and of those people, as many as 1 out of 9 go on to die. This is not a minor issue."

If you or a loved one believes that they have been a victim of a life-threatening infection as a result of their health care such as a surgical site infection, pneumonia, necrotizing fasciitis, or gastrointestinal infection that resulted in serious permanent injury or death, Swartz & Reed is available to assist you evaluate your possible legal options.