You Have A Right To Proper Medical Treatment

When not properly treated, medical infections can kill. Oftentimes, it cannot be helped that our client was subjected to a serious infection. However, it is the factors surrounding diagnosis and treatment of the infection that are of great concern. Too many people suffer from serious health complications or even death resulting from untimely diagnosis or poor treatment of serious medical infections.

We Get Answers

At the Law Offices of Gary Osborne & Associates, we help clients obtain answers and pursue justice. We recover compensation to alleviate the financial implications of a serious infection or death caused by improper medical treatment of an infection, some of which include:

  • Bedsores: Also known as decubitus ulcers, bedsores are frequently a problem for hospitalized and nursing home patients due to a combination of vulnerable skin tissue and extended time in a bed or wheelchair without being repositioned. While bedsores are treatable, many nursing home residents pass away due to the progression of untreated or poorly monitored bedsores.
  • Pneumonia: Elderly patients are also susceptible to other serious infections such as pneumonia. When left untreated, the pneumonia can cause serious health complications, including death.

  • Post-surgical infections: Surgical treatments are intended to restore or repair some type of serious condition. However, taking precautions in follow-up treatment is equally as important as taking precautions before and during the surgery. Failure to monitor wound dressings or failure to monitor the healing of surgical wounds could result in additional complications.

  • Hospital-borne infections: Certain bacterial infections are usually only dangerous when contracted in the hospital such as MRSA, Staph infections, IV infections, bladder infections caused by catheters and other medical infections.
  • Failure to properly treat a bacterial infection: Some patients are more susceptible to infections and have a more difficult time battling infections, including diabetics and those with suppressed immune systems. In some cases, failure to culture the bacteria, identify the most-effective antibiotic or provide aggressive treatment with IV antibiotics can constitute medical negligence.
  • Endocarditis: The failure to promptly diagnose and treat an infection of a heart valve can quickly progress to death.

Our experienced attorneys handle all types of other medical infection cases, ranging from cases involving an undiagnosed sinus infection that leads to brain damage to a wrong diagnosis involving bacterial meningitis.

We Fight For Justice

If you or a loved one has been affected by negligent diagnosis or treatment of a medical infection, discuss your case with a skilled medical malpractice lawyer. Contact our Toledo law firm for a free confidential consultation at 419-842-4062.