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If you or a family member has suffered serious harm in Illinois because of a doctor's error (misdiagnosis, surgical error or prescription error, for example), an automobile accident, or from a serious injury due to someone else's negligence, our firm can help you through this difficult time, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.


Patients come to hospitals expecting to receive a high level of medical care. What never crosses most people's minds is the possibility of becoming sick or infected while under hospital care. If you or a loved one has been injured because a hospital-acquired infection, contact me, Chicago medical malpractice lawyer Valerie Leopold to schedule a free consultation.

Is Medical Negligence to Blame?

A bacterial infection can present a serious medical problem for an otherwise healthy person. But when an individual who is already in the hospital for another malady becomes infected, he or she can rapidly become seriously or even fatally ill.

Leopold & Associates represents people who have suffered infections while under hospital care. Some of the most common causes of a hospital infection include:

  • Use of improperly sterilized medical equipment
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Improper catheter usage/care
  • Leaving surgical instruments inside the body after surgery
Post-surgical negligence — Medical professionals must take proper precautions to prevent a post-surgical infection. This includes properly covering the wound, keeping it free from bacteria and pathogens, and maintaining general hygiene.

While not every infection is necessarily the result of medical malpractice, many could have been prevented if the proper standard of care was met. To determine whether your infection was caused by medical negligence, speak with a highly skilled and dedicated lawyer who can begin investigating your case.

Failure to diagnose a post-surgical infection can lead to life-threatening medical conditions. I represent clients who have been injured while under the care of any public or private Chicago hospital.

Contact Us

My firm will represent people who have suffered staph infections, catheter-associated infections and all other post-surgical infections. To speak with a lawyer about your legal options, contact me online or by calling (312) 781-6212.