My mother is a nurse for a nursing home and over a year ago contracted mrsa from a patient who had it but no safety cations by the facility were taken and she nor the other nurses working were informed that the patient was sick with mrsa. she came home not knowing she had mrsa and my father contracted mrsa. They both were very sick my father was hospitilized for over 2 weeks and had to have several infected layers of skin removed. They were out of work for months. They sought out lawyers that claimed there was no case because she is a nurse and assumes the risk. But I do not believe this considering that the facility did not tell her about the sick patient she was treating when they knew the patient had mrsa. What kind of lawyer specializes in these cases?
Your mom should consult with a workers' compensation attorney.
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There are two separate and different claims here. Your mother's is a workers compensation claim, since she was injured at work. You father might have a negligence claim against your mother's employer but it would be a very tough one. I suspect you are going to have a very hard time finding a lawyer to take his case, Nobody specializes in cases such as his. Very few have ever been filed, as far as I know. Those few that have been filed have involved extremely severe injuries- brain injuries or amputations. Since I don't practice in your state I don't know if NC even recognizes a cause of action for what is in effect, a second-hand infection. You would have to call some top personal injury lawyers in your state and ask them. They are generally happy to answer such questions over the phone at no charge.
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