Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABI) are very serious infections which occur during use of a central line. They can also occur as a result of using a catheter. Staphylococcus aureus and staphylococcus epidermidis are usually behind these infections.
Central line associated bloodstream infections have a fatality rate of approximately 25%. Thousands of patients die from these kinds of infections despite the fact that there are simple steps for prevention.
Hospitals use central lines to deliver fluids, medication, etc. Usually, a small tube is inserted in the body and the tip or end of the tube is placed near the heart or a large blood vessel. Read more about central line infections.
Patients who have suffered an infection may be eligible for financial compensation for medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.
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