MRSA is a resistant bacterial infection that most often affects hospital patients. It is known as the “superbug” because it is very resistant to typical antibiotics, making it hard to treat. MRSA most often causes serious skin infections, but can also cause infections in the lungs, blood, and urinary tract as well. Unfortunately, those who are in hospitals may be more susceptible to the superbug because of a compromised immune system. Hospital patients are at a higher risk of several medical problems, including MRSA. If you or a loved one has suffered due to MRSA contracted at a hospital, it may be medical malpractice. Contact the experienced attorneys at Levin & Perconti to learn what to do.
MRSA is Serious
MRSA, (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is the bacteria that can cause serious health consequences and may result in death. MRSA must be diagnosed early and aggressive treatment must be started quickly for the best possible outcome. It is a form of Staph infection. MRSA can be easily spread by contact and can get into wounds, feeding tubes, surgical areas, and catheters. It may be more easily contracted by those who are elderly, making it more common in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.