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There are many products that are synonymous with doctor’s offices across the United States. Hypodermic needles, for example, are commonly encountered. These needles are used to inject liquids into the body or to extract them from the body. Medical use most frequently entails administering shots or drawing blood samples. Doctors and nurses are required to use a sterile, unused needle for every patient, and if they fail to do so the patient may be susceptible to serious illness.
If you or a loved one has contracted a disease or infection and believe it was because a medical professional may have used a contaminated needle, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with a legal representative, contact the Cedar Rapids medical malpractice lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 today.
Dangers in Using Contaminated Needles
Using contaminated needles is extremely dangerous because you can easily transfer blood and diseases from one person to another. Some diseases that may be transferred from contaminated needles are:
- HIV and AIDS
- Skin infections
- Sexually transmitted diseases and infection
Unwittingly being subjected to the risk of the above due to the carelessness of a medical professional can lead to permanent and devastating health effects. Depending upon the specific health concern, you may wish to pursue financial compensation for additional medical bills, lost wages due to an inability to work, or other pertinent damages.
To speak with a professional medical malpractice attorney about your legal options if you have been harmed by a contaminated needle, contact the Cedar Rapids medical malpractice lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 today. We are passionately committed to ensuring that medical negligence is not allowed to pass unchallenged and can assist you in your case.