After a valve replacement surgery, five heart patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center contracted staph infections after a doctor operated on them with an inflamed hand, the hospital reported. The procedure, which necessitates that surgeons weave thick sutures into hundreds of tiny knots, has a tendency to create undetectable tears in the surgeon’s gloves. The doctor had an inflammation on his hand when he performed the valve replacement into five patients last June.
The five patients all contracted the staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria, however the hospital has stated that they apologized to the patients involved in addition to providing the appropriate follow-up, support and monitoring services. As far as recourse, the doctor involved is still on the hospital’s staff, but has since stopped performing surgeries. Additionally, officials from Cedars Sinai have not expressed any willingness to release further information about the case, or furnish historical details on other facility-related infections at the medical center.
Staying Safe and Protected
Despite the fact that, under state law, hospitals in New Jersey are mandated to report facility-related infections to the New Jersey Department of Health, hospital-based infections can be quite dangerous. In situations more dire than a staph-infection, it is advisable that you make sure you are legally protected. New Jersey lawyers are some of the most qualified around when it comes to making sure you know your rights. Gersowtiz, Libo & Korek P.C. have invaluable experience regarding personal injury law and have served thousands of clients, recovering millions in settlements.
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