MRSA Infection Lawyers
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of infection caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to antibiotics. MSRA infections kill an estimated 11,000 people each year and cause more than 80,000 people illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. A MRSA infection in a hospital or nursing home can cause severe problems and ultimately lead to death.
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a MRSA infection as a result of medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.
COMMON CAUSES OF MRSA
Health care associated or hospital acquired MRSA occurs in a wider community and can be spread by skin-to-skin contact.
Some common causes of MRSA include:
- Being hospitalized for extended periods of time
- Having an invasive medical device
- Residing in a long-term care facility
Older adults and people with compromised immune systems are especially at-risk of acquiring this dangerous infection. Additionally, carriers of MRSA have the ability to spread the infection, even if they are not sick themselves.
The only way to know if MRSA is the cause of an infection is to perform a laboratory culture of the bacteria. However, being mindful of some common symptoms of MRSA can help victims and their families recognize the problem early on.
Some common signs and symptoms of MRSA include:
- Small, red bumps
- Painful abscesses
- Shortness of breath
These types of infections generally start as small red bumps that resemble pimples, boils or even a spider bite. Keep an eye on minor skin irritations, especially in children and the elderly.
MRSA infections can resist the effects of common antibiotics, which can lead to additional infections in the bloodstream, lungs and heart. If an infection is not treated early, it can spread and become life-threatening.
OUR PENNSYLVANIA MRSA INFECTION LAWYERS CAN HELP
If you or a loved one has experienced injury, permanent health issues, or death after a MRSA infection or delayed diagnosis of MRSA, contact our PA MRSA infection attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm so we and our team of medical experts can review your case.
Call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Scranton, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.
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