Needles are an extremely common tool in the medical field. They can be used to distribute medications, anesthesia, vaccines, and other vital chemicals needed to improve one’s health. Though they can be extremely beneficial in a medical setting, they can also be detrimental if used in an unsanitary manner, spreading harmful diseases or infections directly in the patient’s bloodstream.
Doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners have a professional responsibility to make sure that they use only the most sterilized, hygienic equipment possible when dealing with patients. If you or someone you love has contracted a disease or infection as a result of a contaminated needle, contact the Waukesha medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® by calling (800) 242-2874 today.
The following infections or diseases may be spread by the use of a contaminated hypodermic needle:
Some of the above diseases can be cured with antibiotics and proper medical treatment, while others are life-threatening conditions that can have a profound effect on your health. These kinds of incidents are preventable if medical professionals use proper sterilization techniques and ensure that no needle is used twice. When this is not done, you may be able to bring these negligent individuals to court on the basis of medical malpractice.