Fire Ant Attacks in Nursing Homes – Your Legal Options
We’ve all watched those B-movies on TV that feature the attack of fire ants and other invasions of creepy crawlies that end up killing the residents of a home or entire town. These movies are quite frankly art imitating reality due to the recent rise of fire ants in the Southern United States, and particularly in nursing homes. Fire ants are formidable fighters and do not stop stinging and biting until the victim is motionless, unconscious, and in some cases, dead. The recent spate of deaths in nursing homes caused by fire ants brings to the foreground the importance of caring for the elderly and protecting them at all times even while they are in nursing homes and other assisted care living facilities.
Was your loved one attacked by fire ants at a nursing home or hospital or rehab center? If you’d like legal help due to the injuries inflicted by these insects on you or a loved one, please contact McCready Law at (773) 825-3651. We are a nationally recognized injury law firm with offices across our state as well as a robust network of attorneys that can serve you, regardless of your legal problem. What’s unique about our best nursing home injury attorneys is that we have over 90 years of legal experience among us, making us the ideal choice for clients that want excellent results for their fire ant injury lawsuit. If you’d like to speak with an experienced fire ants injury attorney at NO COST to you, please contact us at (773) 825-3651 NOW. Remember, we take on all cases on a contingency fee basis which means that you only pay us when we recover compensation on your behalf at the end of the case.
Fire Ants in Nursing Homes Can Be Dangerous
Due to the frail health of senior citizens at assisted living facilities, fire ant attacks may happen unabated. A lot of these individuals cannot move by themselves and have to depend on nursing home staff to move, wash and feed them. In addition, fire ant attacks can happen at night, and if surveillance video works as it should, workers ought to do something about it in order to save the resident from agony and health complications.
Fire Ant injury Lawsuits – Can I Sue?
Nursing homes are bound by the law to provide care that is within reasonable bounds to all nursing home residents. This could mean making sure that they are well-fed, clothed, bathed and socialized at all times, as well as mitigating any risks to their health and wellbeing in a timely manner. Should they fail when it comes to upholding this duty of care, they can be held liable for injuries visited upon the senior citizen and ordered to pay money damages by way of a nursing home negligence lawsuit.
Are Fire Ants Dangerous? Can Fire Ants Kill You?
Fire ant attacks are very dangerous owing to the fact that their stingers carry venom which can be toxic and lead to allergic reactions or even death many days later. In addition, fire ants attack en masse which can concentrate the level of toxic venom in the victim’s body which then gets overwhelmed many days later, resulting in a fatality.
Nursing Home Fire Ant Injury Lawyers – Call Us Today!
If your loved one was neglected at a nursing home leading them to sustaining fire ant bites and resultant injuries, we’d like to help. Please give us a call TODAY at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. You can sue for cost of medical treatment, legal fees, loss of enjoyment of life, punitive damages, and so much more. Thanks for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to hearing from you.