Infections & Medical Malpractice

Charleston, IL Malpractice Lawyers with 100+ Years of Combined Experience

Infection is an inherent risk associated with virtually any invasive medical procedure. As such, developing an infection is not necessarily an immediate sign of malpractice or wrongdoing. The infection must have resulted from a healthcare professional’s failure to provide reasonable care in the circumstances, and an injured patient may have grounds for a medical malpractice case if he or she suffered quantifiable harm as a result.

Serving Central and Southern Illinois for over two decades, our team at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm is dedicated to helping patients who have developed serious or deadly infections at hospitals or other medical facilities. With extensive medical malpractice litigation experience and access to experts in medicine, economics, and other relevant fields, our Charleston, IL attorneys know how to develop strong cases on behalf of our clients to pursue the maximum compensation they need – and deserve.

To find out how we can help with an infection claim, call (217) 394-5885 or fill out our online contact form. Your initial consultation is free and strictly confidential.

Was Your Infection Malpractice-Related?

A key element in a claim involving an infection will be proving that it resulted from malpractice. With an estimated two million infections occurring in U.S. hospitals each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is easy to see why this is an essential area of concern for our firm. We can investigate the matter to see whether you received substandard care.

Examples of negligence or wrongdoing that can lead to infections include:

  • Infection caused by a surgical instrument or other object left in a patient’s body (surgical error)
  • Failure to prescribe antibiotics after a procedure
  • Prescribing the wrong antibiotics or the wrong dose
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of an infection
  • Failing to implement proper infection control procedures
  • Failure to provide the patient with information/guidance regarding at-home postop care

Contact A Hospital Infection Attorney in Charleston, IL or St. Louis, MO

If you experienced serious injuries caused by an infection after receiving improper medical care, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, ongoing medical care, lost wages, loss of future earnings, emotional trauma, and possibly more. It will take an aggressive yet intelligent approach to secure ideal results, and that is the level of representation provided by our Charleston, IL hospital infection lawyers.

Call (217) 394-5885 today for your free consultation.


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