Category: Hospital Acquired Infections

Injuries and Deaths at New Jersey Surgery Centers

Posted on April 23, 2018 in Hospital Acquired Infections by

On the surface, freestanding same-day surgical centers seem to be a more affordable and convenient alternative to hospitals for routine procedures. Cataract surgeries, colonoscopies, cosmetic procedures, and pain injections are common surgery center procedures. Many doctors refer their patients to surgery centers because they offer easy scheduling and higher reimbursements […]

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Penicillin Allergies Increase Risk of Surgical Site Infections

Posted on November 21, 2017 in Hospital Acquired Infections by

Surgical incision infections account for almost half of all hospital infections, and recent data from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) suggests patients with penicillin allergies are even more likely to develop such an infection. Surgical infections, with an average treatment cost of $25,000, can lead to major health complications and sometimes […]

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South Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Hospital Acquired Infections

Posted on March 4, 2017 in Hospital Acquired Infections by

Hospital acquired infections or HAIs are far more common than most people realize. Although infection rates have declined slightly in recent years, a significant number of patients still leave hospitals with serious conditions they did not have when they entered. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that […]

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