Infections in Los Angeles Nursing Homes
Nursing Home Negligence Attorney
How are infections related to nursing home negligence? By definition, negligence is a failure to provide a standard or reasonable level of care, resulting in injury to another person. Infections may be caused by negligence and may lead to serious injury or wrongful death if left untreated. If your elderly loved one was diagnosed with an infection under suspicious circumstances or lost his or her life due to an untreated infection, this may be grounds for a civil lawsuit against the nursing home. With the help of a Los Angeles nursing home negligence attorney, you may be able to take legal action against the facility to recover financial damages and hold it responsible for your loss or your loved one's suffering.
How Infection is Related to Neglect or Negligence
When an infection develops, it is the duty of nursing home staff to observe potential symptoms and seek medical attention or provide proper medical care in order to help ensure the infection does not spread. Unfortunately, with understaffed facilities and limited budgets, caregivers may not give their patients the time and attention they deserve. This may amount to an infection being unnoticed or untreated until it is too late.
Elder neglect may also lead to an infection occurring in the first place due to malnutrition, lack of medical care, or poor hygiene. As an example, an untreated wound may become infected and then lead to serious injury, when if it had been addressed immediately it would have been easily treated.
Do not wait to take legal action against the nursing home if your elderly loved one suffered an infection or any suspicious injury or illness while under the care of the facility. Contact a Los Angeles nursing home neglect lawyer at our offices to discuss your particular case.