Infections are common in nursing home facilities due to a number of risk factors among elderly individuals, including their advanced age and weakened immune systems. Nursing home residents often suffer from conditions or take medications that leave them more susceptible to infection.
If a nursing home's staff is not properly trained, the spread of infections can become a chronic problem. The harm that can result can be damaging and even life-threatening. The law firm of Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty represents families throughout Delaware whose loved ones have suffered unnecessarily due to nursing home neglect that resulted in improper infection control.Wilmington Sepsis Infection Attorney
Common infectious diseases in nursing homes include urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, infected vascular or respiratory systems, and gastrointestinal infections. Among these, the most common are influenza, scabies, sepsis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Compounding the problem is the fact that most nursing homes do not have the resources to properly diagnose and treat infected residents in a timely manner.
The lawyers at Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty have extensive experience preparing nursing home infection cases. Our firm has obtained a number of substantial judgments and settlements in this area on behalf of our clients.Meet With Our Delaware Nursing Home Infection Attorneys
The prevention of outbreaks of infectious diseases in the population is a health care facility's duty. If your loved one has contracted a serious infection while in a hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility, it is important to seek the assistance of a dedicated, experienced and compassionate nursing home injuries attorney.
We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation. Contact us to schedule an appointment.