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Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Prince Frederick, Maryland

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our Prince Frederick medical malpractice attorneys provide the aggressive legal representation our nearly 3,000 residents need to pursue the medical professional, facility, or both that caused their injuries while pursuing any type of healthcare in Maryland.

Our Calvert County medical malpractice lawyers know that injuries can occur inside urgent care centers, private physician offices, hospitals, surgical facilities, and even nursing homes throughout our communities and one of the major causes of patient harm is healthcare-associated infections, or HAI.

An estimated 1.7 million people throughout the country are injured by healthcare-associated infections each year, according to Healthline – with 75% of those infections stemming from nursing homes and doctors’ offices.

What is a Hospital-Acquired Infection?

Healthcare-associated infections are contaminations that did not already exist in the individual who is seeking care but were acquired during their visit to the medical facility.

What are the Most Common Causes of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Prince Frederick, Maryland?

Approximately 90% of all HOI cases in the U.S. stem from bacteria, fungus, and that exist within the medical facility.

These infections are often acquired through:

  • Congested Hospitals
  • Improper Sterilization or Disinfection Practices
  • Contaminated HVAC Systems
  • Contaminated Instruments, Objects, and Substances
  • Patient/Healthcare Worker Contact
  • Poor Use or Maintenance of Catheters or Ventilators
  • Reusing Syringes and/or Needles
  • Understaffing/Improper Staffing

What are the Most Common Side Effects of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Prince Frederick, Maryland?

Depending on the virus, bacteria, or infecting factors, symptoms and side effects of HAIs will appear differently – and in severity – for each patient who is injured.

However, common HOI side effects may include:

  • Bloodstream Infections
  • Surgical Site Infections
  • Gastrointestinal Infections
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Meningitis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Genitourinary Infections
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Reproductive Organ Infections, including Endometriosis, which Commonly Follows Childbirth Stays

Sadly, HAIs cause more than just injuries in our Maryland communities they can also lead to wrongful death, as nearly 100,000 people are unable to recover from the infections and lose their lives as a result.

Most recently, antibiotic-resistant MRSA infections killed more people in the U.S. than emphysema, homicide, Parkinson’s disease, and HIV/AIDS combined.

Local Healthcare and Emergency Resources for Our Prince Frederick, Maryland Residents

If you have been involved in an accident, or suffered a hospital-acquired infection, seek medical care right away at one of the closest facilities available, then contact our skilled medical malpractice attorneys in Prince Frederick, Maryland to schedule a free consultation.

Local Healthcare Services for Prince Frederick, Maryland Residents

Local Emergency Services for Prince Frederick, Maryland Residents

Contact Our Experienced Prince Frederick, Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today for a Free Consultation

If you have been injured during any type of medical screening, while seeking care, or undergoing a procedure — including suffering from a healthcare-acquired infection — in Maryland, contact our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Prince Frederick, Maryland at the Law Office of Robert Castro by calling 301.870.1200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case today.