Needle Stick Injuries
Our Firm's Needle Stick Injury Lawyer Knows The Suffering You May Have Faced
On the surface, a needle stick is a small injury. But health care workers who are victims of needle stick injuries suffer severe distress waiting for test results to confirm or refute contamination/infection. According to the Center for Disease Control, about 600,000 to 800,000 needle stick injuries occur each year. The professions most at risk vary significantly, as do the settings in which the injuries occur, from bedside attendants such as doctors, nurses, and housekeepers, to clinical staff such as laboratory staff or nurse's aides.
Medical needles take many forms:
- Blood collection needles
- Intravenous (IV) stylets
- Hypodermic needles
- Needles involved in connecting the components of an IV delivery system
Each of these poses risk of accidentally spreading blood-borne pathogens associated with diseases like:
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Hepatitis, such as Hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV, respectively)
- Spotted Fever
Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers are Ready to fight for you
There is no standard formula for handling an injury resulting from a needle stick. That's why we take the time to get all the facts, starting with your free consultation. From there, if we take your needle stick injury case, we will not stop working for you until you get all the compensation you are entitled to.
Email us today, or call right now at (304) 748-5850.