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Santee Cooper Primary Care Infection Lawsuit

Healthcare Associated Infections

The Strom Law Firm has been retained to represent the interests of a patient who contracted a serious infection likely caused by an injection she received in her knee at the Santee Cooper Primary Care facility located in Manning, South Carolina.  If you contracted a Santee Cooper Primary Care infection while receiving treatment at the Santee Cooper Primary Care facility in Manning, South Carolina, the Strom law firm may be able to seek justice on your behalf.

Healthcare Associated Infections

According to the Center for Disease Control and Population (“CDC”), as many as 1 in 25 patients contracts at least one healthcare associated infection on any given day.Whether the result of a dirty needle or contamination otherwise present in the room, infections contracted in an urgent or primary care facility or hospital can be life altering or even deadly.  Sadly, infections sustained as a result of contamination occur on a daily basis.

Healthcare associated infections can be acquired any place where healthcare is received to include hospitals, outpatient facilities, primary care facilities, and even a nursing home. Statistically, this led to an estimated 722,000 patient healthcare related infections in 2011 alone.  This costs the United States healthcare system billions of dollars each year and leads to tens of thousands of healthcare associated deaths. Upon information and belief, there may have been a Santee Cooper Primary Care infection issue in

Common Healthcare Associated Infections Include:

  • Staphylococcus aureau, commonly known as staff infection,
  • Methicillin-resistent Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),
  • Mycobacterium abscessus,
  • Gram-negative bacteria,
  • Klebsiella, and
  • Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Preventing HealthCare Associated Infection

The number of healthcare related infections can be reduced by simple efforts such as hand washing and hand sanitation. As a patient, there is nothing wrong with insisting that your healthcare provider wash and sanitize his or her hands before and after treating you.

Compensation for Victims Who Contract a Healthcare Related Infection

You trust your doctor to provide safe and effective medical treatment. When something goes wrong and you contract a healthcare associated infection, the injuries sustained can be life threatening or even deadly.  Not surprisingly, healthcare related infections including MRSA are resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat an ordinary staph infection. When a healthcare related injury such as MRSA is sustained, victims potentially face deadly consequences including bacteremia or sepsis, pneumonia, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, invasive surgery, amputation, or even death. If you or a loved one has suffered from a South Carolina healthcare related infection after receiving treatment from the Santee Cooper Primary Care facility in Manning, South Carolina, contact us today for a free case consultation. 803.252.4800.

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