Cherry Hill Nursing Home Infection Lawyers

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Cherry Hill Nursing Home Infection Lawyers

Cherry Hill nursing home infection attorneys advocating for the elderly in South Jersey

Most nursing home residents in Cherry Hill are seniors who are susceptible to various infections and diseases and who often require immediate medical care because their immune systems aren’t as strong as younger people. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill nursing home infection lawyers are skilled at showing that a senior or your loved one suffered a preventable or treatable infection. We work with the senior’s doctors and our own network of doctors when necessary to establish the full consequences of negligent nursing home care for infections, the physical and emotional harm infections and diseases cause, the types of treatments that will be necessary, and the cost of that care. We file wrongful death claims if nursing home negligence caused an infection to become fatal.

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What are the causes of infections in nursing homes in Cherry Hill?

Some of the reasons why infections happen at nursing homes are:

  • Frequent visitors. Many residents of Cherry Hill nursing homes see many different staff members, other residents, and outside visitors, including friends and family. Each visit carries a risk of exposure to germs and bacteria.
  • Weakened immune systems. The elderly are more prone to infections because their immune systems weaken with age.
  • Inadequate infection control. Nursing home neglect includes failing to take preventive measures to prevent and limit the spread of germs and bacteria including failing to perform proper hygiene and failing to treat infections promptly.
  • Close contact. Many nursing residents share dining rooms, community rooms, bathrooms, and other facilities which increase the risk of sharing germs and bacteria.

What types of infections are common in nursing homes in Cherry Hill?

Some of the common types of infections that nursing home residents may acquire include:

  • Fungal infections. Fungal infections usually affect a senior’s skin, nails, hair, or mucous membranes. They can also affect a senior’s lungs or other body parts. Seniors, due to their weakened immune systems, are at a higher risk of fungal infections. Antifungal medications can help. Symptoms of skin infections may include itching, cracked nails, and pain while eating. Lung infections include coughing, fever, and shortness of breath.
  • GI (gastrointestinal infections). One type of GI infection can cause diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Other types can cause stomach and intestine inflammation.
  • Hepatitis B and C are viral infections that affect a person’s liver. Cherry Hill nursing home residents may develop hepatitis from sharing medical equipment, unsafe wound care, and sharing toothbrushes and razors.
  • Also called the flu, influenza can be serious in older people. Symptoms include chills, fever, coughing, aches, sore throat, a runny nose, and sneezing.
  • This is a resistant staph infection that can lead to blood infections, sepsis, and pneumonia.
  • This lung infection can be caused by fungi, a virus, or bacteria. Pneumonia can be very dangerous for seniors. Symptoms include chest pain, a wet cough, vomiting, fever, nausea, and other symptoms.
  • This is a life-threatening blood infection. Among seniors, it has a 60 percent mortality rate. Sepsis often begins with another medical condition such as an open wound. Sepsis is a condition where a person’s immune system begins to attack its own organs.
  • Soft tissue and skin infections. These infections can include bedsores, cellulitis, and necrotizing fasciitis. Another serious skin infection is scabies caused by mites which can cause terrible itching and rashes. Scabies can be spread through direct contact and linens.
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs). These are some of the most common types of nursing home infections. Catheters are a common source of UTIs which can cause burning when urinating, blood in the urine, back pain, tiredness, frequent urination, fever, and difficulty emptying one’s bladder.

When can South Jersey nursing homes be held accountable for neglectful infection care?

At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill nursing home infection lawyers hold nursing homes accountable for negligence that causes infections or the nursing home’s failure to treat infections properly.  Some of the reasons nursing homes may be liable for infections include:

  • Failing to limit the sharing of medical equipment
  • A lack of proper hygiene by the residents
  • Not having policies and procedures in place to prevent infections or respond to infections
  • Failing to treat wounds and illness properly
  • Not requiring that residents are properly vaccinated
  • Not educating the nursing home staff about infection control

How much is a nursing home infection case worth?

The compensation we demand from negligent Cherry Hill nursing homes includes all your current and future:

  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of function
  • Loss of quality of life

If a loved one dies, we file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family members.

Our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers demand full compensation for all the harm nursing home negligence causes seniors. We work with your doctors and independent doctors when necessary to understand what infections a resident has, what treatments can help treat that resident’s infections or any complications that result, the cost of medical care for those treatments, and every way the infections alter the resident’s quality of life.

Do you have a Cherry Hill nursing home infection lawyer near me?

Ferrara & Gable’s office is located at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. You can park close by. You can also travel to us by riding the Rt. 38 bus. If a resident’s infections make it too difficult to come to our office, we conduct phone and video consultations.

We’ll answer all your questions and help you be prepared for each stage of the claims process.

Helping South Jersey long-term care residents who suffered harm from untreated infections

Infections are generally preventable if a nursing home prioritizes infection control. Many infections are treatable. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill nursing home infection lawyers are strong advocates for nursing home victims who have infections. We demand full compensation for the victim and work to impress on the nursing home that they need to be more vigilant so other residents aren’t harmed. If you suffered an infection or someone you love was infected, call us or complete our contact form today to schedule a free consultation.