Diabetic Nursing Home Patients May Be Dying From Fournier's Gangrene

Diabetes Drug Infection Lawsuit News

Elderly nursing home patients may be getting even less personal hygienic care than before the COVID19 virus struck

Friday, May 15, 2020 - There have been 50,000 deaths or more this year of nursing home patients, many of which were elderly diabetics, from their existing medical conditions that were exacerbated by COVID19 and it is feared that nursing home medical staffs, if you can call them that, will now be afraid to practice giving elderly clients the minimum personal hygiene care as in the past, much of which was inadequate, to begin with. Diabetic nursing home patients require special hygienic care as they are susceptible to developing Fournier's Gangrene, an insidious strain of necrotizing fasciitis that affects both men and women's genital area, in between the anus and vulva or scrotum. Men's testicles can trap bacteria if not frequently washed and dried properly and necrotizing fasciitis of the testicles or, Fournier's Gangrene, can begin with the slightest break in the skin, even a rash. Nursing home patients in the past have complained about not being bathed or allowed to shower for days, sometimes weeks, creating a breeding ground for the streptococcus bacteria that caused the flesh to rot. Diabetes drug infection attorney offer a no obligation free consultation before filing a claim and work on a contingency basis.

In addition to the outbreak of nursing home deaths blamed on COVID19, experts are asking whether or not people should be concerned about another outbreak of necrotizing fasciitis like the one that occurred last summer. In the summer of 2019, according to the CDC, over 1200 cases of the disease occur each year, many of which were reported by local news stations. Activists have blamed global warming in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico around Florida and up the East coast as creating the perfect conditions for the flesh-eating bacteria to thrive. A Florida woman going for her routine morning beach walk along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico contracted the flesh-eating disease from a cut she sustained by bumping her shin bone. Her wound became infected and she wound up losing her leg. When the deadly bacteria entered her bloodstream and spread to other organs she quickly died.

This year's fears of an outbreak of the flesh-eating disease are compounded by the COVID19 virus that has infected so many. With people having developed a weakened immune system from stayed indoors for so long, the flesh-eating disease could be many times higher than the cases that occurred last year when vacationing beach-goers seemed to be contracting the disease daily.

In addition to being afraid to go to the beaches this summer for fear of contracting the flesh-eating disease, other medical situations have been the cause of a patient's necrotizing fasciitis. Doctor and hospital failure to practice adequate sterile procedures while performing routine surgical procedures have led to several new cases of the disease, most requiring amputations. Recently, professional athlete Alex Smith needed 17 surgeries, one to repair his broken leg caused during a football play, and 16 more to try and stop the flesh-eating disease he developed while in the hospital.

More Recent Diabetes Drug Infection Lawsuit News:

Lawyers for Fournier's Gangrene

OnderLaw, LLC is a St. Louis personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The Onder Law Firm has represented clients throughout the United States in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation such as Pradaxa, Lexapro and Yasmin/Yaz, where the firm's attorneys held significant leadership roles in the litigation, as well as Actos, DePuy, Risperdal and others. The Onder Law Firm has won more than $300 million in four talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits in St. Louis. Law firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation.