San Francisco medical malpractice lawyer shocked with Fresno hospital infections

Concerned San Francisco medical malpractice lawyer Mary Alexander, questions continuous mistakes by hospital staff at Saint Agnes Medical Center. Infections has closed Fresno hospital cardiac surgical unit.

Experienced San Francisco patient advocate attorney, Alexander, says the outbreak of infections at Saint Agnes Medical Center initially surfaced in 2007. Since last year, there have been 12 patients seriously injured from severe infections and possibly three deaths. These patients have all undergone some type of heart related surgery. Heart patients cannot afford to be exposed to infections due to nurses and doctors negligence. The true number of patients injured by nurses and doctors at Saint Agnes remains unknown.

The past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Mary Alexander, educates on recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The CDC approximates 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections occur in American hospitals every year. 99,000 patients die, each year, due to these infections and the most common are listed below:

32% of all healthcare-associated infections involve the urinary tract
22% percent are surgical site infections
15% percent are pneumonia (lung infections)
14% percent are bloodstream infections

The Bay area law firm of Mary Alexander & Associates advises patients to contact a medical malpractice lawyer if you or a family member have contracted an infection while in the hospital. The medical malpractice and wrongful death legal team, working with Alexander, will listen to you and help determine if you have a claim for your injuries.

Media Contact: San Francisco medical malpractice lawyer – Mary Alexander
Mary Alexander & Associates
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 1303
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (888) 433-4448

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News Reporter: Heather L. Ryan, legal news reporter specializing in medical malpractice for JusticeNewsFlash, a legal news distribution network covering stories relating to medical malpractice lawsuits, wrongful death claims, personal injury cases, nursing home negligence and abuse actions.

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Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.