An MRSA attorney can help the families of individuals who have died or become seriously ill as a result of contracting an MRSA infection at a hospital, clinic, or public setting such as a school. The job of the MRSA attorney is to protect the legal rights of the victims of hospital-acquired (HA-) or community-acquired (CA-) MRSA, the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus "superbug" that is rapidly becoming a very serious public health problem.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, an international multidisciplinary organization, estimates that every year in the United States, 1.2 million hospital patients are infected with MRSA. Unfortunately, many of these patients develop life-threatening illnesses due to MRSA infections that could have been prevented.
Dealing with the Consequences of MRSA
An MRSA attorney understands the devastating potential consequences of having MRSA — deep, painful abscesses; life-threatening infections in surgical wounds, the bloodstream, bones, joints, heart valves, or lungs; many serious skin and soft tissue infections; pneumonia. Deaths from MRSA infections are becoming more common.
Compensation for Losses
The losses that a family may incur due to an MRSA-related illness or fatality may be eligible for financial compensation. An MRSA attorney will help determine whether losses such as the following are recoverable:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Nursing care, long-term care
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of companionship and/or financial support
- Pain and suffering
Determining liability is usually the first step in an MRSA legal claim. If the source of an individual's MRSA infection can be linked to a hospital, its staff, or other public setting such as a school, a lawsuit may be in order. An MRSA attorney can determine your eligibility to seek compensation by filing a legal claim.
Contact an Experienced MRSA Attorney
If a serious illness or fatality due to MRSA has happened in your family, use the form above to contact an MRSA attorney in your area today and arrange a consultation. An MRSA attorney will answer your questions and concerns regarding MRSA liability and your possible legal remedies.
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