My mother died from a recent MRSA infection in a Kentucky nursing home. Does this mean that the nursing home was negligent and that I should contact a Louisville nursing home abuse and neglect attorney?

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We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It is difficult to lose a parent under any circumstances, but it is especially challenging when you have questions about whether your parent’s death could have been prevented. 

MRSA, as you probably know, is a serious type of staph infection. It is found in the majority of nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Many people have staph present on their skin but do not develop infections. However, people with weakened immune systems, such as those living in nursing homes, are at greater risk of developing this potentially deadly infection.

The nursing home has a duty to act with reasonable care to prevent the spread of MRSA and other infections. In order to determine if the nursing home was negligent, it is, therefore, important to consider all of the facts. If the nursing home failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the disease, such as routine hand washing and isolating sick patients, then the nursing home may have been negligent. Additionally, the nursing home may have been negligent if staff failed to recognize the signs of illness in your mother.

Whether the nursing home’s negligence was the cause of your mother’s death is one that is dependent on the specific facts surrounding your mother’s illness and death. 

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