If your elderly loved one is in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should be able to count on the staff to ensure their well-being. However, there are times when nursing home residents are neglected and develop an infection. When this happens, you and your loved one may be entitled to compensation. When you need a Fullerton nursing home infection attorney, call Siegel Law.
Why Siegel Law Is Your Best Choice
If you suspect that your loved one developed an infection due to the actions of nursing home staff, you should find a nursing home infection lawyer you can trust. At Siegel Law, we are ready to get to work to ensure your loved one is taken care of.
We have a proven track record of success and have collected millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients.
You will not pay a dime in legal fees until we recover the compensation you deserve for your case.
How Will An Attorney Help This Case?
Determining whether your loved one developed an infection due to abuse or negligence can be difficult. With a Fullerton nursing home infection attorney, you will have the resources you need to get to the bottom of what happened. Your lawyer will:
Obtain all medical records related to the case.
Review the training and safety standards of the nursing home and its staff.
Interview those involved with the care of your loved one.
Handle all negotiations in order to secure the compensation your loved one deserves for what has happened.
Infections Can Be Devastating And Deadly
According to a recent study, more than 1.5 million Americans reside in nursing homes. Shockingly, these residents experience an average of 2 million infections each year. Infections, particularly in the elderly, are associated with an increase in fatalities, rehospitalizations, extended hospital stays, and higher healthcare expenses.
Some of the most common types of infections that you need to be concerned about if your loved one resides in a nursing home include:
Urinary tract infections: These are bacterial infections that commonly affect dehydrated nursing home residents as well as those who do not get to use the toilet frequently enough. Residents who are left wearing soaked undergarments and clothing are at a high risk of developing these infections.
Respiratory tract infections: Both viruses and bacteria that attack a person’s respiratory system are common in nursing home settings. This can include influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, whooping cough, and more.
Influenza: The flu can greatly increase the risk of death in older people with compromised immune systems. The flu virus travels easily in close quarters and nursing home staff must take steps to prevent its spread.
Group A strep: Streptococcus can range from a mild skin infection to a life-threatening disease that attacks the body’s systems.
Skin infections: These are common when a resident develops bed sores (pressure sores, pressure ulcers).
There are several facilities that serve the elderly in Fullerton, including:
Gordon Lane Care Center
Greenfield Care Center of Fullerton, LLC
Park Vista at Morningside
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center
Terrace View Care Center
The Pavilion at Sunny Hills
Windsor Gardens Care Center of Fullerton
We Will Secure The Compensation You Deserve
If your loved one has developed an infection while residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you may need to seek legal assistance. At Siegel Law, we are going to step in and investigate what caused the infection. You and your loved one may be entitled to recover compensation for:
Coverage for medical expenses related to the infection
Pain and suffering damages
Loss of enjoyment of life damages
Relocation expenses if a move is necessary
Possible punitive damages against the providers
When you need a Fullerton nursing home infection lawyer, you can reach out to Siegel Law at (562) 645-4145 or contact us online. We can help discuss your senior’s legal rights and potential compensation.