A staph infection is a collection of bacteria that can result in the infection of various tissues of the body. These illnesses can range in severity from mild to potentially fatal. Staph can normally be found on 25-30% of adults in areas such as the nose and skin, but do not commonly cause harm. However, if the staph overtakes the body's natural immune system, infection can occur.
One way that an individual can contract this infection is at a hospital or a long-term care facility. If facilities are not maintained in a sanitary manner, the bacteria can grow stronger and potentially infect more individuals. If you developed a staph infection or any other subsequent complications because of it, call 800-242-2874 to contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® about your legal rights and options.
Staph Infection Symptoms and Complications
Complications of a staph infection may include:
- Skin infections such as folliculitis, furuncles, and impetigo
- Abscesses in the bones, blood, lungs, heart or other organs
- Toxic shock syndrome
- Scalded skin syndrome
- Endocarditis, leading to heart failure
Hospitals are required to provide a sanitary, well-maintained environment for all patients. If the maintenance staff fails to do so, the risk for staph infections increases. On the same note, doctors should respond promptly and accurately when one of these illnesses occurs. They should provide patients with a reasonable standard of care to make sure that the best treatment is delivered. When this is not done, medical malpractice may have occurred.
If you acquired a staph infection while staying at a hospital or other care facility, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to discuss the facts of your case.