Yes, a urinary tract infection (UTI) may be a sign of nursing home neglect if the nursing home physicians and staff fail to recognize or treat a patient who suffers from a UTI. Often times, when a nursing home patient is diagnosed with the infection, they are placed on a regiment of medications until the infection clears, sometimes becoming hospitalized until the condition resolves.
However, if the Michigan nursing home fails to timely diagnose the condition and treatment is not given or given too late due to that failure, or they were not active in preventing the infection, the results can be devastating. Therefore, when a patient is not properly treated for a urinary tract infection and suffers serious harm, or even death, nursing home neglect has taken place and it can give rise to a Michigan nursing home negligence lawsuit.
Our nursing home neglect lawyers represent patients and their families in cases involving the failure to prevent, failure diagnose, or failure to treat urinary tract infections in nursing home patients. If you or a loved one suffered a UTI in a Michigan nursing home, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced expert attorneys. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to win and prove your case. Call today for your free consultation!