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What are my rights if I acquired an infection in a hospital?

Abbott Law Group, P.A. > Frequently Asked Questions  > Hospital Malpractice FAQs > What are my rights if I acquired an infection in a hospital?

It depends on the type of infection. There are certain acceptable rates of infection in hospitals, and the hospitals are required to report those infections to an organization called [OCA 00:00:16], which monitors the hospital. So there are some infections that are unique to hospitals, and can’t be prevented. There are others that can. For example, sepsis. If a patient gets sepsis, which is an infection in the blood, the hospital should know about it and should immediately provide care and treatment to that person. If they don’t do that, and they’re not aware of it, then you can file a cause of action for that infection.