If your loved one has contracted a serious nursing home infection such as C-Diff, Staph or MRSA while in a hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility, or has contracted an infection elsewhere but is not being treated properly, it is important to seek the assistance of a dedicated, experienced and compassionate personal injury attorney.
When a nursing home or assisted care facility fails to provide the basic standard of care, infections can spread rapidly through a patient's body and among other residents and visitors as well. Given the fragile state of many of these residents, the results of a serious infection can be devastating and potentially fatal. However, with proper care and well-trained nursing home personnel, this situation is often entirely preventable. Many times, people are sent to nursing homes or assisted living facilities for recovery following a heart attack, stroke or hip or knee replacement, with the goal being to reside at the nursing home until they are able to get back on their feet. Unfortunately, patients who go to nursing homes for rehab sometimes regress and develop post-surgical infections. Often this is caused by a failure of the doctor, nurse or nursing home staff to properly monitor the condition of the resident.
In cases of death caused by negligence or malpractice, the Ohio wrongful death law allows for compensation for a variety of damages caused by the death of a loved one. We can help you pursue financial compensation for all elements of your loss.
Nursing Home Infections Lawyers
If you called to speak with the nursing home doctor, did he or she take very little time to talk with you or address your concerns about your loved one's infection? Concerned family members are often forced to deal with a part-time doctor who typically is assigned to several different nursing homes and does most of his or her work via telephone. In these frustrating times, our firm can help ensure that your concerns are heard and addressed. Our attorneys are available for a free telephone consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.