Nursing homes are supposed to be safe places where our elderly loved ones can get the care they require. Instead, sometimes a care facility does not proper care and residents can be hurt. Neglectful care in nursing homes is a serious concern, especially when there are serious injuries. In one recent case, a woman filed a lawsuit against a nursing home after contracting a serious infection while living there. The lawsuit names Alden Estates of Evanston, Inc. and seeks damages of more than $50,000.
MRSA, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is a dangerous infection that is difficult to treat. MRSA is quite resistant to antibiotics, making it a serious threat. MRSA can be particularly dangerous to the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Symptoms of MRSA include red or swollen areas of the skin that may be warm to the touch. As MRSA worsens the areas may become pus-filled and the infection can deepen. If not treated promptly, the infection can spread into the bloodstream and get into the major organs of the body.