Medical error is the third-leading cause of death in America, and bungling the treatment of infections is one of the top medical errors
Researchers were surprised by abundant new Klebsiella pneumoniae strain at Houston Methodist Hospital system.
In the United States, over 750,000 people are diagnosed with sepsis each year
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Experts: Some types of infections are caused by bad cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments
Facilities must watch for signs of infections, so doctors can treat them promptly
Hospitals need to make sure that their doctors and nurses are trained to spot and treat infections and sepsis
The lawsuit alleged that a Houston-area hospital and nurse did not tell the doctor about clear signs of an infection, which caused the patient to be temporarily paralyzed