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Clostridium Difficile Infections

Clostridium Difficile Infections

Clostridium Difficile, also referred to as C-Diff, is a type of bacteria. It is a Gram-positive bacteria of the Colistridium genus. C. Diff can reside naturally in the gastrointestinal tract in some individuals. In most cases the spores enter the body during a hospital, or nursing home, stay. It can cause severe abdominal issues and, in some cases death. If you, or a loved one, has suffered injury or illness due to C. Diff infection you should speak with a Delaware Medical Negligence Attorney.

Clostridium Difficile Attorneys Delaware

Call Shelsby & Leoni P.A. to discuss your case. Their Wilmington, Delaware medical malpractice law office can be reached at 302-995-6210.

Risk Factors For C. Diff Infection

In small numbers C. Diff does not cause infection. Several risk factors are assoicated with acquiring C. Diff infection. These risk factors can be:

  1. History of Ampicillin, Clindamycin and Cephalosporin antibiotic regimens
  2. Being age 65 or older
  3. Being immunocompromised

Clostridium Difficile Symptoms

C. Diff. infection symptoms typically manifest themselves via GI tract disturbances. Common symptoms are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Severe cramping
  • Fever
  • Elevated white blood cell count
  • Dehydration
  • Sepsis
  • Toxic megacolon

If Clostridium Difficile infection is diagnosed and treated early it usually results in a positive outcome. It is the responsibility of your healthcare provider to recognize the risk factors and symptoms of C. Diff. If it goes undiagnosed, and consequently, untreated, severe illness and possibly wrongful death can be the end result. This may entitle you to benefits and compensation under Delaware Medical Malpractice Law and warrants the aid of a medical negligence attorney.

Contact a Delaware Medical Negligence Attorney

Do not wait to contact Shelsby & Leoni P.A. to discuss filing your case. Their Wilmington, Delaware medical malpractice law office can be reached at 302-995-6210. You can also email a Delaware C. Diff Injury Attorney here.