A staphylococcal infection, or staph infection, is a condition that affects millions of Americans each year. These infections are caused by a common kind of bacteria. The bacteria can enter the body through the skin or through ingestion, and can cause a variety of infections. People often contract staph infections from busy public areas such as restaurants and hospitals. If an establishment such as a hospital or a restaurant negligently exposed you to the staph bacteria, they may be liable for your illness.
Symptoms of Staph Infections
Staph infections can be very serious, especially for people with weakened immune systems such as the ill, the very young, and the elderly. Staph infections are easy to contract, but they can be hard to diagnose, as they manifest themselves in many different ways. Some symptoms of staph infections include:
- Food poisoning
- Sores and boils on the skin
- Deep tissue infections, especially of the skin
Staph infections are often painful. Unfortunately, many strains of staph are drug resistant, making them very hard to treat. Fortunately, if you acquire a staph infection from unsanitary conditions at a restaurant, hospital, or other public area, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your suffering and medical expenses.
The law firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you seek damages related to your staph infection. Our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys fight those who negligently allow the bacteria to flourish and spread. To find out if we can help you, contact us today at 800-242-2874.