Preventing Superbug Deaths

Last week, CBS Evening News reported on an important story that every American should know – because its impact could touch any one of us.

The story was about the increase in “deadly superbugs” – or infectious bacteria that are resistant to all FDA approved antibiotics.  The bacteria that cause these infections can live on surfaces for years before dying naturally.  Therefore, it is essential that medical personnel continuously wash their hands and that medical facilities follow stringent cleaning protocols to prevent patients from developing serious infections.

Deaths from these “superbug” infections are preventable – if the infection itself is presented. 

If you have suffered from one of these infections, or if you have lost a loved one, then the medical facility in which you incurred the infection may be legally responsible.  Contact a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer today for more information.  Click here if you’d like to read the CBS News report on this topic.