Bacteria cause infections.  The risk of infection is always present and a doctor or hospital has a duty to limit a patient's risk of infection or, where possible, to treat an infection after it starts.  Where a patient is not protected from an infection, especially where a patient is at an increased risk for infection (e.g., neutropenia), a doctor or hospital may be liable for medical malpractice.

Common nosocomial infections include:
  • legionella;
  • hepatitis;
  • methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA);
  • sepsis;
  • staphylococcus aureus (staph); and
  • streptococcus (strep).
The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice cases involving preventable or treatable infections.  If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an infection, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York medical malpractice attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at