Staph Infections in Nursing Homes – Preventable Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th April 2013

Staph Infections in Nursing Homes – Neglect

Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium found on the skin and in the noses of up to 25% of healthy people and animals. Staphylococcus aureus is important because it has the ability to make seven different toxins that are frequently responsible for food poisoning.  Staph investigations in nursing homes can be greatly reduced with proper hygiene an infectious disease procedures.

According to the Mayo Clinic, staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections.
But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. A growing number of otherwise healthy people are developing life-threatening staph infections.

Treatment usually involves antibiotics and drainage of the infected area. However, some staph infections no longer respond to common antibiotics.

Staph Bacterium - Staph Infections in Nursing Homes

Staph Bacterium – Staph Infections in Nursing Homes

 

Frequently Asked Questions – Staph Infections in Nursing Homes

What is Staphylococcus?
What is staphylococcal food poisoning?
What are the symptoms of staphylococcal food poisoning?
How do I know if I have staphylococcal food poisoning?
How should a patient with suspected staphylococcal food poisoning be treated?
Is a sick patient infectious?
How can staphylococcal food poisoning be prevented?

Staph Infections in Nursing Homes – Report Abuse and Neglect

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from Staph, C Diff, MRSA, VRE, CRE or any other infectious disease or other neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@mnnursinghomeneglect.com, or call Ken at 612-743-9048 or call him at his direct toll free number 1-888-452-6589.

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Kenneth LaBore Offers Free Consultations and Serves Clients Throughout the State of Minnesota Call Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Kenneth LaBore Offers Free Consultations and Serves Clients Throughout the State of Minnesota Call Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589

 

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