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Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes

Complicated cases demand an experienced Alabama nursing home neglect attorney

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can often develop due to nursing home neglect and the lack of appropriate protocols in place. Older women and men, especially those who use a catheter to urinate, sometimes develop UTIs in nursing homes when preventative measures are not followed and proper care is not provided. Insufficient care, poor hygiene and unsanitary conditions can all contribute to the development of serious urinary tract infections in the elderly.

In extreme cases, a urinary tract infection can develop into sepsis. Sepsis from a urinary tract infection is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that can cause organ failure or even death. That's why it's vital you contact a urinary tract infection attorney if you believe nursing home neglect was a contributing factor.

Signs and symptoms of UTI include the following:

  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Bacteria or blood in urine
  • Intense odor when urinating
  • Frequently passing only small amounts of urine
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Sudden confusion or delirium

Common causes of UTIs in nursing home residents

UTIs are common in nursing homes due to environmental factors and the condition of residents. Some common reasons why nursing home residents develop UTIs include:

  • Weakened immune systems
  • Underlying health conditions
  • The use of catheters
  • Poor hygiene
  • Dehydration
  • Lack of mobility
  • Lack of urination
  • Unchanged pads
  • Unemptied ileostomy bags

How can a nursing home neglect attorney help with my UTI case in Alabama?

At Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C., our experienced Alabama nursing home neglect lawyer has years of experience handling cases involving urinary tract infections and other common nursing home neglect cases in Alabama - and we have the case results to prove it.

What the secret to our success? Quite simply, we work tirelessly on every case we handle at Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C. Our meticulous approach includes:

  • Thoroughly investigating every case
  • Carefully reviewing medical records
  • Dealing directly with nursing homes
  • Consulting with experts in their field if necessary
  • Filing a lawsuit if necessary
  • Taking other legal action if necessary

Whatever the circumstances of your case, we can help your family hold the nursing home accountable for its neglect. We take these cases very seriously because we understand how much they matter to families. Your family's best interests come first here.

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Difficult legal cases demand experienced legal representation. Make sure you give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule a free case evaluation right now. A delay could affect the outcome of your case.

When you have an experienced Alabama attorney on your side, you can take an aggressive stance right from the start. Don't let nursing homes dictate what happens to you. Take back control. Contact a Birmingham, Alabama attorney at Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C.

If we handle your nursing home neglect case, you don't have to pay us any fees unless we win. We work on a contingency fee basis.

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