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Philadelphia Malpractice Attorneys for Surgical Site Infections

If you were injured by an infection from surgery, a surgical negligence attorney from Pennsylvania's The Colleran Firm may be able to help.

Surgeons and other health care providers need to follow infection prevention guidelines and provide an acceptable standard of care before, during and after surgical procedures. Unfortunately, when these medical professionals are careless or negligent, surgical infections or other complications from surgery may occur.

If you or a loved one has suffered a persistent infection from surgery or other medical procedure, speak with an experienced attorney at The Colleran Firm. We can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Call a Philadelphia malpractice attorney today at (215) 972-8000.

The Anatomy of Surgical Site Infections

These infections are sometimes superficial and involve only the skin. Other surgery infections can be more serious and involve tissues, structures and organs deeper in the body. Once an infection from surgery develops, it is essential that health care professionals identify the type of infection involved and promptly render appropriate treatment.

Surgical Infections are sometimes preventable. Medical professionals who are involved in a surgical procedure need to make sure they follow infection prevention guidelines such as:

  • Washing hands and arms up to the elbows with antiseptic agent before surgery
  • Wearing special hair covers, masks, gowns and gloves during surgery
  • Cleaning the skin at the site of the surgery and keeping the surgical area clean throughout the procedure
  • When indicated, providing the patient with antibiotics before, during or after the surgery

Any of these errors or instances of negligence may result in temporary or permanent disability or wrongful death. The Colleran Firm is experienced at helping individuals and their families obtain the financial compensation they need and deserve when medical malpractice occurs.

Contact Our Philadelphia Lawyers for a Surgery Infection Claim

A postoperative infection is a serious matter. Talk to a Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney to learn about your options for seeking compensation. Please contact us online.

The attorneys at The Colleran Firm handle serious injury cases caused by health care provider negligence and medical malpractice in Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

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The Colleran Firm

2005 Market Street | Suite 1940
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-972-8000