Some medications and vaccines must be administered through needles. Because they can transfer bodily fluids from person to person, needles are never supposed to be reused. Once used, a needle is considered dirty and should be discarded so that it is not mistakenly used again.
Unfortunately, some medical professionals fail to dispose of used needles, and they get reused on accident. If you or someone you love suffered an infection or worse after receiving an injection from a dirty needle, contact the Sheboygan medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000 today.
When a person is injected with a needle, a small amount of his or her blood will stay on or in the needle. When the needle is thrown away, this poses no problem. If a contaminated needle is used again on another individual, however, the trace amounts of blood left on the needle can come into contact with the second individual’s blood, exposing him or her to any diseases or infections that the first individual may have had.
An individual who receives an injection from a dirty needle may contract:
These infections and viruses can leave individuals with permanent medical conditions that may ultimately claim affected individuals’ lives. In most cases, a careless doctor or nurse is to blame when infections spread because of dirty needle use.
The Sheboygan medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® believe that you should fight to hold the responsible medical professional accountable when you suffer an infection from a dirty needle. Contact us today at (920) 459-8000 to learn more about your legal rights and options.