At any point in time, 3 to 4 percent of nursing home residents will suffer from urinary tract infections. Infected residents can suffer pain and discomfort, and in some cases such infections can result in kidney failure or death.
At the firm of T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, in Louisville, we aggressively represent nursing home residents and the estates of deceased residents who have suffered from neglect and mistreatment. If your loved one has suffered needlessly due to negligence or neglect in a nursing home, we will fight for fair compensation and justice.
"Your loved one may be too ill, frail or intimidated to speak up. You must take action to stop the mistreatment. If you do not do so, your loved one and others may suffer in silence and pain." — Attorney T.J. Smith
Urinary Tract Infections Can Be Treated And Controlled
Several factors coincident with aging in both men and women increase the likelihood that a nursing home resident will suffer from a urinary tract infection. However, with proper care and simple measures, urinary tract infections can be treated and managed, if not prevented altogether. Despite the fact that these measures are simple and easily administered, some nursing homes in Kentucky fail to undertake the most basic steps needed to protect the health of those entrusted to their care, such as:
- Administering antibiotics
- Making sure the resident drinks adequate amounts of water
- Making sure the resident drinks fruit juices such as cranberry juice
When our law firm handles your case, we will document the negligence of nursing home staff and management and the suffering of your loved one. Then we will seek full compensation at trial or in settlement negotiations.
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