Infections Are Extremely Common In Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents are at increased risk for infection, particularly if proper standards of cleanliness for residents and their immediate surroundings are not met. Infections in elderly and ill residents can progress rapidly and lead to death.

Nursing homes should develop plans to prevent infection and provide ongoing attention to ensure that it does not happen. When these safeguards are not taken, the lawyers at Wise Morrissey Kaveny LLC can represent Illinois nursing home residents and their families to document health and sanitary conditions that produce infection. We will build a strong case for financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and wrongful death.

Common infections in nursing homes include:

  • Untreated bedsores
  • Urinary tract infections from catheters
  • Infections at feeding tube sites
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Staph infections
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Sepsis

Any of these infections can be fatal to ill and elderly patients. To hold the nursing home accountable for negligence, you will need an experienced attorney. We know how to investigate the issue and pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.

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