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We Help MRSA Victims in Sacramento!

If you, your child, or your loved one became infected with MRSA after being treated at a hospital or by a negligent doctor or nurse you have legal rights. Call now for a free consultation in Sacramento. 916.444.4444

What is MRSA?

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a “staph” germ that is resistant to most common antibiotics and continues to build resistance to others.

How is MRSA spread?

It is spread when skin makes contact with an infected object such as a towel, razor, or person.  Spreading can only occur if the MRSA infection is colonized.

New born babies and patients undergoing hospital procedures are especially vulnerable to contracting MRSA.  The infection can be spread to patients by coming in contact with unclean hands of the hospital staff.  It can also be spread by using equipment improperly or by reusing equipment that has come into contact with MRSA.

MRSA is most commonly spread through the infection coming in contact with open wounds, skin infections, or invasive devices.  Some examples of these would be surgical wounds, catheters, and feeding tubes.  MRSA is also able to spread through small opening in the skin such as the sights of hair follicles. 

How can MRSA be prevented?

It can be prevented by washing your hands diligently and keeping them clean.

While visiting someone in the hospital, you should also take these same precautions in order to avoid transferring the infection to a patient.

If you have a surgical procedure planned, you should notify your doctor if you contract frequent infections or if you have had MRSA in the past.

What are the symptoms?
  • Skin irritation or rash
  • Headaches
  • Cuts that don’t heal
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Fatigue
  • Cough or shortness of breath

MRSA can also appear as bumps or boils that look similar to spider bites.  They may be swollen, red, and painful. 

How is MRSA treated?

MRSA may be treated by draining the infection site or sometimes prescribing antibiotics.  You should not try and treat the infection on your own.  This could potentially worsen the infection or spread it to others.

Expectations (prognosis)

The expected outcome of a MRSA infection depends entirely on how severe the infection is and what your overall health is like.