According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, approximately 1.5 million patients acquire and develop an infection or disease during their stay in a nursing home, assisted living facility or other long term care institution. 

The quality of care a nursing home provides its patients can help minimize infections and diseases. Unfortunately, a nursing home's standard of care is not always up to par.

Common causes or contributors that can lead to nursing home infections and diseases can include:

  • Failure of facility to maintain a hygienic and disinfected environment;
  • Failure of staff to wash hands before treating residents;
  • Failure to monitor patients for newly acquired infections and diseases;
  • Failure to prevent the spread of infections and diseases in the facility;
  • Failure to provide basic standard of care;
  • Failure to sterilize medical equipment and devices;
  • Failure to treat patients for acquired infections and diseases;
  • Failure to use clean needles and catheters.

Common infections and diseases can include:

  • Blood Infections
  • Bone Infections
  • Cancer of Scar Tissue
  • Clostridum Difficile (C-Diff)
  • Gangrene
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Scar Carcinoma
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Soft Tissue Infections
  • Staph Infection
  • Tissue death
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Venereal Diseases

You can reach Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.
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