Hospitals are there to help when people are injured or come down with serious illnesses. Millions of people entrust doctors and other medical professionals with their health. Unfortunately, there are a number of issues that may arise, including contamination.
Hospitals are expected to ensure all equipment is sterile in order to protect the health of their patients.
There are situations where contamination becomes an issue, impacting:
- Surgical equipment
- and more
How Contamination Impacts a Patient
If an item that has been exposed to contamination is used on a patient, it can cause infection and risk of serious illnesses. This is especially true with surgical equipment such as scalpels, clamps, forceps, and more.
These instruments are used when individuals are at their most vulnerable, and if they are contaminated, it can be the cause of illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other serious diseases.
Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colorado is currently under scrutiny for contamination issues which has impacted a number of people. They’ve even stopped a surgery after putting a patient under anesthesia because they found an unknown substance on some of the instruments.
Individuals who have been harmed as a result of contamination may be able to take legal action against the individuals and organization responsible for the injuries or illnesses.
At Denver Trial Lawyers ®, our team understands the potential dangers that can put patients at risk and what can cause these types of issues. We are currently representing individuals in cases involving Adventist health as they seek compensation they need.
Contamination in hospitals is a serious deal and we believe that negligent parties should be held accountable for their negligence. We don’t take these situations lightly and anyone who has been impacted can speak with our highly skilled lawyers to understand what rights and options they have.
Contact us today at (303) 647-9990 if you’ve been harmed at Porter Adventist. We’re ready to help.