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Infections in elderly care settings can indicate serious neglect and inadequate care. These infections can rapidly deteriorate the health of vulnerable seniors and may even be life-threatening. At P&P Law Firm, we are committed to advocating for the rights and health of the elderly who may be suffering due to preventable infections arising from neglectful conditions.

Infections are a common and serious problem in elder care facilities. Due to their weakened immune systems, the elderly are particularly susceptible to infections, which should be preventable with proper care and hygiene practices. Neglect, whether from inadequate staffing, poor hygiene practices, or failure to administer medication properly, can lead to severe and sometimes fatal infections.

Types of Infections Common in Elderly Care Settings

Common infections in these settings include:

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs): Often caused by poor catheter care.
  • Respiratory infections: Due to neglect in personal hygiene or unclean environments.
  • Skin infections: Can develop from poor wound care or unsanitary conditions.
  • Gastrointestinal infections: Result from improper food handling or hygiene practices.
  • Influenza and pneumonia: Particularly dangerous for the elderly and can be prevented with proper care.

Consequences of Infections for the Elderly

The impact of infections on elderly individuals can be devastating:

  • Rapid health deterioration, leading to severe complications or death.
  • Increased medical costs for treatments, including hospitalizations.
  • Loss of independence due to prolonged recovery periods or increased care needs.
  • Emotional distress for both the affected individuals and their families.

Legal Framework and Rights

Elderly residents and their families have legal rights to expect a standard of care that prevents infections. When these standards are not met, P&P Law Firm helps clients hold negligent parties accountable through legal action, ensuring that rights are protected and compensation is sought for harm caused.

How P&P Law Firm Can Help

  • Conduct thorough investigations into care conditions.
  • Establish liability through detailed evidence collection.
  • Litigate against facilities and staff for negligence.
  • Secure damages for medical costs and suffering.
  • Offer legal guidance throughout the lawsuit process.
  • Expertly navigate elder law and healthcare regulations.
  • Prioritize elder health and rights in every case.


Our expertise and dedication to elder rights make P&P Law Firm a trusted ally in the fight against elder abuse and infections.

If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from infections as a result of elder abuse, do not hesitate to reach out to Perlmutter & Pourshalimi to conduct an investigation on your behalf.

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INFECTION Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the signs of a serious infection I should look for?

  • Fever, confusion, worsening health conditions, or increased fatigue.


How does P&P Law Firm prove negligence in infection cases?

  • By demonstrating failures in standard care practices and hygiene protocols.


What compensation is available for infection-related cases?

  • Costs for medical treatment, pain and suffering, and possibly punitive damages.


What steps should I take if I suspect neglect is causing infections?

  • Document all symptoms and conditions, seek medical advice, and consult with our firm.


How quickly should I act if I suspect an infection from neglect?

  • Immediately. Timeliness is crucial in addressing health impacts and legal claims.

How to Get Help

If you believe that an elderly family member is suffering from infections due to neglect, contact P&P Law Firm without delay. We offer free consultations to assess your case and provide immediate legal assistance. Contact us at 310-295-2236 for a free consultation. 

Protect your loved ones from preventable infections by ensuring they receive the care they deserve. Contact P&P Law Firm today to hold negligent parties accountable and to safeguard the well-being of the elderly.

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