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Default My mom got a urinary tract infection in the hospital? - 01-13-2009, 04:50 PM

My mom went through a procedure and got a urinary tract infection from the hospital. They used a catheter. Can she sue?
   
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she should do something so it will not happen to others
   
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Default 03-07-2009, 03:21 PM

She could, but she would be wasting her time and money. UTI's are common with catheter placement. Your bladder is basically sterile and when you introduce foriegn objects into it you tend to get infections. It is NOT because the nurse did not clean her well or anything, it is because the catheter has to pass through the urethra which is the tube between the bladder and the outside and there is no way for the nurse to clean it.
   
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Smile 08-17-2010, 09:15 AM

Yes, she should have go to the doctor otherwise it would spread to other also......
   
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