winter injuries - file a personal injury lawsuit?

winter injuries - file a personal injury lawsuit?

Hospital Staph Infections: Symptoms And Recovery

by Franklin Vasquez

When you go to the hospital, the goal is to recover from a condition or illness. Usually, you get excellent care and are able to go home quickly. Unfortunately, 1 in 25 patients develops a "hospital-acquired infection." A staph infection is one of these illnesses. In addition to facing a long and painful recovery, you may need legal assistance to get back on your feet. If you fall victim to this dangerous infection, you will need help to bounce back physically and financially. 


The signs of a staph infection include red, hot places on your skin. You may end up with pus-filled boils, often on your buttocks, groin, or under your arms. Basically, any place that is the site of frequent friction can develop these boils. You may also contract an infection deep in your skin called cellulitis that is quite painful. Sometimes, this conditions manifests as sores. You may also break out into a crusty rash. Although these infections can occur on their own, they are sometimes caused by exposure in the hospital.  


A staph infection can become deadly if it moves from the skin's surface to deep within your body. You can develop pneumonia or other lung infections. Another danger is endocarditis, an infection in the heart. Staph infection can also move from your tissue and into the bone, a condition known as osteomyelitis. These infections can prove fatal. In some instances, people go into a care facility to recover from a relatively minor issue and develop a serious one instead.   

Legal Recourse

Although some staph infections are contracted naturally, others are due to the negligence of the staff. You can be exposed to another contagious patient or a staff member may expose you by not practicing proper hygiene methods. If you feel that your condition was caused by a flaw in your medical care, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. Your medical bills and the loss of income from your illness can be catastrophic. If a family member dies as a result of a staph infection, an attorney can determine if you have a medical malpractice case.  

If you or a family member suffered from a staph infection contracted while you were in the hospital or another care facility, you may have a long road to recovery. You need to recognize the symptoms of this condition and seek medical help. Then you should acquire legal help (from professionals such as those from Speers Reuland & Cibulskis, P.C.) to recover lost wages and medical bills. A staph infection can be a terrible illness to overcome. 


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winter injuries - file a personal injury lawsuit?

You are walking down the sidewalk on a brisk winter day and before you know it, you are clobbered by an avalanche of snow that has fallen from the roof above. Although this may be funny to watch on videos, it is never an experience that anyone wants to endure. Serious injuries are sustained every single winter because of the neglect of property maintenance by business and home owners. My husband was seriously injured by a snow avalanche off of a roof and we were left with no choice but to hire an injury attorney to help us recover his lost wages and enough money to pay for the medical treatments he will need for the next several years. My site contains advice and information that can help you get through the legal process of a personal injury lawsuit.