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Do I have any legal right to pursue a lawsuit with the hospital and or the nursing home?

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Dad was in the hospital for 3 months, waiting to be placed in a Nursing Home. While in the hospital he developed some sort of infection, and a fever then was put in ICU with heart problems which apparently was caused by the infection and fever. I was told by the nurses that his blood work showed an infections somewhere in his body. Dad's fever broke and his issue with his heart was resolved by medication. Dad was admitted to a Nursing home a month later with apparently an open wound on the bottom of his foot. That was in November ...I started receiving calls from the nursing home that his wound on foot was getting worse and that the Dr had ordered medicine.
Well in December I was informed that his foot was turning black and it has an odor. Next step was to scrape the dead skin around the sore they also put him on another round of antibiotics. Now he has stopped eating and takes in little fluids I was told that his foot would have to be amputated.
Dad has a Living Will that states he is not to have any medical intervention.

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If doctor say he would not survive the operation, it is time to ask doctor if hospice should be brought in. Had he been living with you? If so, you may want to bring him home.
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Yes dad was admitted to the nursing home with MRSA,(which I believe he got from the hospital) I was not aware he had MRSA until the nursing home informed me of it. Dad's entire foot is black and has spread up his leg. The Dr has said that he would never survive an operation.
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The situation is ambiguous. If there was to be no medical intervention, why was he in a hospital? When he was admitted to the nursing home, did the MD declare him terminal and order Hospice? Even giving medications of ANY kind is intervention, and he was on medication. If you want Hospice for him, ask his MD if it is time to do that. Most living wills only say that "if there is no chance of recovery" etc. So get the doctor to spell out the prognosis. If there is no chance of recovery, switch to Hospice. Forget about suing anybody, that won't cure him either. Medical care involves due diligence against tremendous odds. It sounds like they did all the due diligence, but the co-morbidities of the patient were insurmountable.
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Medical intervention for what. Is the infection MRSA? Most infections are treatable. Went this route and had to have toe amputated for dad. He is also no medical intervention, but some things should be treated. Sounds like they waited too long to treat this infection. That is what my first question would be, why did they wait? Treating infection is far different than delivering life sustaining methods.
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