The flu can be dangerous for any individual, but in older adults, its effects can be particularly severe. In fact, after a senior citizen has the flu, he or she will be more susceptible to having a heart attack, stroke, or disability. This increased risk of serious medical conditions can linger for weeks even after he or she has recovered from the flu. More specifically, in the two to four weeks after an older individual has recovered from the flu, he or she will have three to five times the normal risk of having a heart attack, and wo to three times the normal risk of having a stroke. Essentially, the flu can create a domino-like effect in older adults, leading to more severe and lasting health problems, some of which can even be fatal.
When anyone has the flu, he or she often will suffer from a fever and body aches, which is due to the systemic inflammatory response in the body. This is what causes further medical problems in seniors. As a result, seniors make up more than half of all flu-related hospitalizations, and more than 80% of flu-related deaths. In response to these statistics, physicians strongly recommend that seniors get a flu shot, especially one of the enhanced flu shots that are specifically designed for adults.
A failure to monitor and adequately treat flu symptoms by long-term care facilities can cause serious medical conditions or even death if left neglected. The Wisconsin nursing home neglect lawyers of Boller & Vaughan know how devastating it can be when you entrust your loved one to the care of others, only to have that trust completely betrayed. When your loved one is subjected to neglect that can result in injury, illness, or even death, you may not know where to turn first. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and those of your loved ones in all types of circumstances. We handle nursing home abuse and neglect cases on a daily basis, and we know how to get the relief to which you may be entitled. Don’t hesitate to fight back against a neglectful or abusive nursing home or assisted living facility that has caused harm to your loved one. Call us today and see how we can help.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.