Doctors and medical staff undergo years of training before they start working, and ongoing training to stay up to par on medical techniques and safety protocols. Because of this, patients and their families put trust in the medical system, believing all necessary precautions are taken to ensure positive outcomes. Unfortunately, infections spreading to patients within hospitals are still a very real concern, not only in Florida but across the country. Victims of these infections, or the surviving family of fatal victims, may be entitled to file medical malpractice claims against those believed to be responsible for the infection.
In another jurisdiction, two families are questioning the actions of the hospital that they say is responsible for passing along an infection that ultimately claimed the lives of their loved ones. A 76-year-old male and a 59-year-old female underwent heart surgery at the hospital in question, and both ended up with bacterial infections in their chest. Both suffered severe side effects, including, but not limited to fever, chest pains and failure for surgical wounds to close. Each victim endured several rounds of different treatment options before it was discovered that the issue was related to an infection and at that point treatments failed. Sadly, both patients died, and their families are questioning the hospital's liability in the deaths.