In his latest Just Transparency post, Jeffrey N. Catalano writes that while hospital-based infections are not uncommon the legal system is hard-pressed to hold medical practitioners accountable because of the difficulty of proving who caused an infection and how it happened.
But physicians and nurses can drastically eliminate this problem by simply washing their hands. It seems so simple, but in the race to get from one patient to the next, it often gets overlooked, Mr. Catalano writes.
Patients, Mr. Catalano observes, can be their own advocates in preventing this from happening by simply asking: “Doctor, did you wash your hands?”
Mr. Catalano, a partner at the firm, represents victims of catastrophic injuries, including those resulting from medical malpractice. He has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America directory for personal injury and product liability litigation (plaintiffs) for seven consecutive years (2015-21). He has been chosen as a New England Super Lawyer each year since 2009.
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