What to do if I contracted a deep tissue staph infection,after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

No skin infection, everything looked normal, took three visits to convince surgoen to test for infection. I have had 2 additional surgeries to clean out th infection 5 days in hospital, and 10days of home antibiotic IV. I signed a waiver before surgery, arbitration agreement. Do I have a case for arbitration to pay for medical bills , topping $30k?

Asked on September 30, 2013 under Malpractice Law, California


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

A medical malpractice attorney would have to send your medical records to an expert to determine whether you have a good case.  Staph infections are quite common in hospitals.  However, sterilization protocols have advanced such that a breach of the standard of care is almost presumed when they occur today.  Get a copy of all your hospital and doctor records and make an appointment with a medical malpractice attorney in your area.

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