Clostridium Difficile Attorneys Maryland
Clostridium Difficile, also known as as C-Diff, is a type of Gram-positive bacteria of the Cloistridium genus. In some individuals C. Diff resides naturally in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In most cases the spores enter the body during a hospital, assisted living home or nursing home stay. C. Diff infection can cause severe abdominal issues and, in some cases accidental death. If a loved one has suffered injury or illness due to C. Diff infection in a Maryland nursing home you should speak with a Maryland long term care facility negligence attorney handling Colitis and Clostridium Difficile cases.
You can email our Maryland Assisted Living Home Attorneys by clicking here. As your legal counsel we will thoroughly examine your case for damages, causation and compensation. Our Annapolis, Maryland C. Diff infection injury attorneys charge no fee unless we recover on your behalf.
Risk Factors For Colitis & C. Diff Infection
In small numbers C. Diff is innocuous and does not result in infection. Several risk factors are assoicated with acquiring C. Diff infection. These risk factors can be:
History of Ampicillin, Clindamycin and Cephalosporin antibiotic regimens
Being age 65 or older
Hospitalization or residing in a nursing home
Clostridium Difficile Symptoms
C. Diff. infection symptoms typically present themselves via GI tract disturbances such as diarrhea, severe abdominal cramping, fever, dehydration, sepsis, elevated leukocyte/white blood cell count and toxic megacolon (severe colonic distention).
If Clostridium Difficile infection is properly diagnosed and treated early it usually results in a positive outcome. It is the responsibility of your healthcare provider, as well as nursing home staff, to recognize the risk factors and symptoms of C. Diff. If it goes undiagnosed, and consequently, untreated, severe illness and possibly wrongful death can be the end result. This may entitle you to benefits and compensation under Maryland Personal Injury Law and warrants the aid of an experienced Baltimore, Maryland Nursing Home Negligence Attorney.
Contact A Maryland Assisted Living Home Negligence Attorney
The Dundalk, Maryland nursing home injury attorneys on our team offer free consultations to all nursing home injury and accident victims and their families. They serve those injured in nursing homes throughout Maryland including Cecil County, Harford County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Frederick County and Wicomico County, Maryland.