Infections are a common occurrence in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The most common infections are those involving the urinary and respiratory tracts, gastrointestinal infections, and infections involving the skin. Of those, urinary tract infections are the most common, and are frequently associated with poor catheter care.
Not all infections can be prevented, but once an infection develops caregivers must be trained to recognize that an infection is present, and take appropriate action.
Walton Law Firm has successfully prosecuted nursing homes and other care facilities in civil courts for failing to prevent infections and failing to properly treat them. If you have questions about nursing home infections, please submit your confidential question online, or call Walton Law Firm for a free and private consultation. We can be reached toll free at (866) 607-1325 or locally at (760) 607-1325.