In a medical setting, needles are routinely used to provide vital medications to patients. In addition, IV (intravenous) therapy employs needles to provide nutrients and liquids to an individual in order to keep him or her healthy. Though needles can be a valuable tool for medical workers, they can sometimes cause harm if they are improperly sanitized or incorrectly used.
If you or someone you love has developed an infection or other complication due to a contaminated needle, you deserve justice under the law. For more information, contact the experienced Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider today at (317) 634-8565.
The following complications may arise if contaminated needles are used on a patient:
- Contraction of a blood-borne illness such as HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
- Staph infection
- Contraction of a sexually-transmitted disease through blood contact, such as herpes or syphilis
Though some infections are curable, others can have a devastating and profound impact on the rest of your life. In cases such as HIV, these diseases are life-threatening and can cause you and your family to suffer tremendous emotional pain and suffering.
If your condition could have been prevented through responsible medical behavior, the individuals that harmed you must be held accountable under the law. In many cases, the best way to pursue justice is by bringing a lawsuit against them on the grounds of medical malpractice.
For more information about the risks of contaminated needles and your rights as an injured victim, contact the experienced Indianapolis personal injury attorneys of Hankey Marks & Crider today at (317) 634-8565.