With nearly 100 million procedures performed at hospitals each year, litigation arising from nosocomial infections is increasing nationwide. These infections can be acquired in the hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation centers, as well as extended care facilities. Immunocompromised patients, the elderly and young children are usually more susceptible than others. These infections are transmitted through direct contact from the hospital staff, inadequately sterilized instruments, aerosol droplets from other ill patients or even the food or water provided at hospitals. EHA provides litigation expertise in the areas of infections contracted in the healthcare environment.