The risk of contracting an infection while being cared for in a nursing home or other type of assisted care facility can be quite high, for a variety of reasons. Many nursing home residents suffer from chronic medical conditions or take medications that make their immune systems weaker and thus more susceptible to infection. Some residents also have cognitive and motor skill issues that may impair their ability to exercise proper hygiene. When you combine these medical conditions with a large number of residents confined to a relatively small space, the potential for infection is very high. Without rigid staff training and hygiene procedures, infection is almost a certainty.
Common types of infections that plague nursing homes include gastroenteritis, which leads to vomiting and diarrhea, influenza, which can lead to complications like bronchitis and pneumonia, and multi-drug resistant organisms, which can include vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE) and methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). All of these infections can lead to medical conditions that cause the elderly and those with weakened immune systems to become gravely ill and even pass away in severe cases.
If your loved one has suffered injury or even death as a result of infection or another type of medical condition caused due to neglect or lack of care by nursing home staff, you may have a valid personal injury or wrongful death claim. In these types of circumstances, it is essential that you contact an experienced Wisconsin nursing home abuse attorney who can protect your rights and obtain any compensation to which your family is entitled. Nursing homes have an obligation under Wisconsin law to refrain from creating or aggravating medical conditions, such as harmful infections, that can injury their residents. Hold negligent Wisconsin nursing homes responsible for their actions. Contact Boller & Vaughan today and learn what we can do to help.
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