Wrongful Death From Central Line Catheter Negligence — Portland Law Firm
The majority of patients in intensive care units receive lifesaving medicine and fluids through central venous catheters. Unfortunately, when improperly inserted or maintained, these catheters can lead to dangerous bloodstream infections. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 12 percent and 25 percent of patients who develop catheter-related bloodstream infection die.
At Miller & Wagner, LLP, our attorneys investigate and present damage claims for wrongful death from negligent placement or management of a central venous catheter. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Eugene and Portland, our lawyers represent family members of wrongful death victims throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington.
Catheter Infection and Medical Negligence
The most common cause of bloodstream infections in a medical setting is improper placement or maintenance of a central vein catheter. Dangerous germs, including those causing staph infections, can enter the bloodstream though the catheter. In many cases, patients survive the medical condition that resulted in their admission to an intensive care unit, only to die from a catheter-related infection.
According to the CDC, central venous catheters may cause an estimated 80,000 bloodstream infections in intensive care units in the United States each year. If your loved one has died from an infection following admission to an intensive care unit, contact our lawyer for a case evaluation. We will conduct a full and fair investigation to determine if the medical provider was negligent.
Contact Our Oregon Surgical Negligence Attorneys
Call 503-299-6116 or 866-785-6625 to arrange a no-cost consultation concerning negligent placement management of central line catheters causing death. Our Portland attorneys represent clients throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.