We remain fully operational through the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are not in the office, we will make ourselves available through phone, email or video chat.

Fighting for Victims of Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice
Call for a Free Consultation
Infections

Hospital Infections

Syracuse Malpractice Lawyers Fighting For Your Rights

Many people enter hospitals with illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses. That's why hospitals are required to follow stringent procedures to prevent the spread of infection to other patients and staff members. When these procedures aren't followed, people can become seriously ill. The hospital injury attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold negligent parties responsible.

The danger of hospital-acquired infections is that the bacteria and viruses that cause them can mutate, making them resistant to antibiotics and other medication. Some infections seen in hospitals include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA-a type of staph infection), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (a respiratory infection), Klebsiella pneumonia (infection that affects the urinary tract, bloodstream, and gut) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (or VRE-an infection that often affects the intestines).

Some of the ways hospital infections can spread include:

  • Unsterilized medical equipment
  • Improperly cleaned surgical instruments
  • Improper disposal of medical waste
  • Poor ventilation
  • Medical professionals who fail to wash their hands
  • Hospital rooms that aren't cleaned properly

People who are already in the hospital because of another illness or condition are more susceptible to infection. That's why carefully following infection control procedures is so important. When a medical professional or hospital worker is negligent, patients can become infected with a life-threatening illness.

Helping You Recover the Compensation You Deserve

A hospital infection can have devastating physical effects. The infection can be aggressive, requiring swift and effective treatment. This takes a tremendous toll on a patient's health. It also has a significant financial impact, as treating the infection causes medical expenses to add up quickly. This often coincides with a loss of income, as the patient is unable to return to work.

Hospitals don't accept responsibility for the negligence that led to infection, and insurance companies are only interested in paying as little as possible. They both have lawyers who work to protect their interests. The Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to protecting your interests.

Our legal team investigates what really happened and looks for evidence that standards of care and regulations were not followed. We build a strong case and are often able to work out a favorable settlement with the insurance company.

If you have suffered from the effects of a hospital-acquired infection, learn about your legal options. We offer a free consultation and can answer your question. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Record-Setting Victories for Our Clients

Millions of Dollars Won for Victims of Medical Malpractice
  • The Largest Award in Onondaga County $47,100,000

    Automobile/product liability action against snow plow manufacturer after client sustained a brain injury (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Injured in a Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $17,000,000

    Legal action taken against the state of New York after a pedestrian bridge collapse left a client severely injured.

  • Car Accident Results in Brain Damage $9,000,000

    Legal action taken against a pickup truck driver and owner and manufacturer after client was broadsided, sustaining severe brain damage (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Truck Accident Results in Quadriplegia $8,500,000

    Legal action taken against a trucking company and truck manufacturer after a client was injured and left a quadriplegic (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an SUV manufacturer and repair shop for personal injury and wrongful death (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Airplane Crash Results in Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an airplane manufacturer after a crash resulting in severe burns and wrongful death (Federal District Court, Northern District of New York).

  • Infant Suffered Brain Damage in a Birth Injury $3,000,000

    Legal action taken against a physician and hospital after a C-section was not performed in a timely fashion, leaving an infant with severe brain damage, quadriplegia and cerebral palsy (Superior Court, Rutland, VT).

  • Car Accident Results in Severe Injuries $2,430,000

    Legal action taken against a motor vehicle driver and the state after a client suffered severe injuries during a crash in which a guardrail impaled a vehicle (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Brain Damage After a Medication Error $1,850,000

    We recovered $1.85 million for a client who suffered brain damage after a medication error.

  • Brain Damage From Drug Interaction $1,185,000

    Legal action taken against a hospital and physician after a client was left with brain damage as a result of a drug interaction (Supreme Court, Jefferson County).

/

Hear It From Our Clients & Colleagues

  • “He is doing a great job for me and I love it! His website says he is one of the 500 Best Lawyers in America, and from what I have seen, I believe it!”

    - Former Client
  • “I cannot overemphasize the skills, integrity, and excellence in the practice of law exhibited by John Cherundolo. His mastery of the law cannot be overstated. It is an inspiration to watch him tirelessly champion his clients' interests.”

    - Robert B.
  • “I unequivocally endorse him and his law firm for all matters related to litigation and personal injury. He is a tremendous asset to the legal community and CNY as a whole.”

    - Anthony M.
  • “Amazing lawyers. The best you can get.”

    - Former Client
/

Why Choose Cherundolo Law Firm?

Your Future Is Worth Fighting For
  • Maximized Case Value

    We are committed to maximizing the value of every case to ensure that our clients receive the necessary compensation to get back on their feet.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We possess decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of people who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence.

  • Direct Involvement in Your Case

    Our partners are directly involved in every case that we take on, ensuring that each client receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves.

  • Record-Setting Results

    We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.

Let Us Fight Your Battle

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.