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When admitted to a hospital, it’s expected that the facility will be properly maintained and hygienic. It’s also expected for the hospital to be staffed with licensed medical professionals fully trained to perform their duties according to an acceptable standard of care for doctors, nurses, surgeons and other professionals.

When hospitals fail to ensure that these standards are met, patients may develop life-threatening infections and suffer unnecessary injuries. While an error made by a doctor, surgeon, technician, nurse or any other hospital worker may be a factor in a medical malpractice case, sometimes the hospital itself may also be liable. Deratany & Kosner represents people whose health has been put at risk as a result of these unnecessary tests and other types of medical malpractice cases.

Common types of infections people experience at hospitals include

  • Staph infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical site infections

In most cases, these infections are a result of negligence by someone at the hospital. In some instances, a hospital may fail to maintain sanitary conditions, from an emergency room’s trauma center to a surgeon’s operating table. In other cases, a hospital may neglect to provide sanitary equipment to doctors, surgeons and other staff members, leading to an infection. Understaffing issues may lead to neglectful care from an overworked or inexperienced nurse. Or a hospital staff member may fail to follow protocols for washing their hands. Another factor that can lead to infection is poor ventilation.


When you go into the hospital, the expectation is that you will feel better when you get out. But an infection can harm your health considerably and even put your life in danger. If negligence led to a hospital infection that made you ill, we believe the negligent party should be held responsible. The medical malpractice attorneys at Deratany & Kosner are dedicated to helping victims get justice.

Proving negligence led to a hospital infection can be complicated. But we have the experience and the resources to build a strong, legal case. We begin by conducting our own investigation. Our legal team sorts through all the complex details of your case. We pore over medical records and timelines, lab tests and patient charts. We interview staff members and review hospital management practices. We leave nothing unexamined.

When we find evidence of negligence, we can help you take legal action to get compensation for your injuries. Depending on your case, we may be able to help you to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, household services, permanent disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

We don’t expect the insurance company to cooperate. That’s why we build a strong case that establishes negligence. It helps us negotiate a settlement that works for you. And if the insurance company won’t agree to pay you fair compensation, we will take them to court and fight your case there. Our goal is always to get you the maximum compensation possible.

Our firm has a proven track record of holding medical professionals and hospitals accountable for their negligence. We get results for our clients. If you’ve been injured due to a hospital infection, contact one of our experienced attorneys. Call Deratany & Kosner at 800-529-7285 to set up a free case consultation.

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