Hospitals should always strive to provide the best and safest care possible for their patients in New York.
New York, New York (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman commends Ellis Hospital for doing more to protect patients against hospital-acquired infections.
Ellis is the second hospital in New York to use Xenex, an innovative “germ-zapping technology,” according to Infection Control Today (4/26/2012) magazine.
“The continuing efforts of New York hospitals to improve patient safety are to be applauded. Hospitals should always strive to provide the best and safest care possible for their patients in New York,” said medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, a New York medical malpractice law firm dedicated to representing people who have been seriously injured by New York hospitals or other health care providers.
As New York medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand, Xenex is a portable room disinfection system that pulses ultraviolet light throughout the room. It is used after a standard cleaning is done.
The machine destroys viruses, bacteria, and bacterial spores in approximately five to ten minutes, reported the medical publication.
Studies show the Xenex disinfection system is “consistently 20 times more effective than standard chemical cleaning practices,” said the magazine.
Approximately 1 in every 20 hospitalized patients contracts a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), according to the [Centers for Disease Control. An estimated 98,987 deaths were associated with HAIs in U.S. hospitals in 2002, the most recent year for which data are available.
If a patient infection is caused by unsanitary conditions in a hospital or medical facility, the victim may be able to hold the hospital or other medical care provider responsible for serious injuries resulting from the infection.
If you or someone you love has been injured through medical malpractice in New York, please contact the New York medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York medical malpractice, construction accident civil rights violation, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled hundreds of New York medical malpractice cases. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03), a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04), and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."