A recent study published in the March issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology found MRSA was spread in more than 90% of nursing homes studied. MRSA infections are dangerous types of staph infections that are not typically treatable with routine antibiotics. MRSA is typically spread from person to person through skin-to-skin contact.
Symptoms of MRSA and When to Seek Help
One of the first signs of a staph infection may be a red and swollen area on the skin that looks, and often is, painful. Staph infections for nursing home residents may become more than skin infections, however. They can enter the bloodstream and affect major organs, including the heart. When this occurs, a patient may experience chest pain, fever, headache, cough, difficulty breathing, wounds that are slow to heal, and other complications. If left untreated, MRSA may be deadly. Thus, prompt medical attention is important at the first sign of infection.
Contact a Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer if Your Loved One Developed MRSA Due to Nursing Home Neglect
Kentucky nursing home staff have a duty to make reasonable attempts to control the spread of infections, and they have a duty to recognize the signs of illness. If your loved one is suffering from MRSA or has died from MRSA in a Kentucky nursing home, then it is important to find out why and to contact an experienced Louisville nursing home abuse lawyer if you suspect nursing home neglect. Our lawyers welcome your inquiry via our website or by phone at 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942.