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Staph Infections

Posted on June 4th, 2009 No Comments

Staph is the common name for a type of bacteria called Staphylococcus Aureus. This bacterium is found on numerous surfaces of the skin, and in most cases it is relatively harmless. However, if staph bacteria enter open skin or a wound of any kind, serious infection and other medical conditions may occur.

If you or a loved one has developed an infection caused by Staphylococcus Aureus, contact Cincinnati staph infection attorney Shawn M. Stepleton at 513-321-7733 to learn more about your legal options.

Causes of Staph Infections

Although every person has a responsibility to ensure their own cleanliness, a property owner must maintain reasonable sanitary standards for guests and visitors. The majority of staph infections occur as a result of contact with contaminated objects, so a property owner may be liable if they fail to exercise a reasonable level of cleanliness.

There are numerous factors which may contribute to a staph infection, most of which are caused by a lack of cleanliness, although people with compromised immune systems may be especially at risk. Some examples include:

Playing sports and then changing clothes in a dirty locker room
A gym failing to properly clean their exercise equipment
Sharing shaving razors, exfoliating pads, or other sanitary equipment
High-traffic areas such as fast food restaurants neglecting to properly sanitize

Contact Us

It is reasonable to expect a certain standard of sanitation in a public place, especially if the potential for a skin infection is high. If you or a loved one has developed a Staphylococcus Aureus infection, contact Cincinnati staph infections attorney Shawn M. Stepleton at 513-321-7733.

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