Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is caused by a common strain of bacteria found on human skin or nasal passages. When Staphylococcus aureus (a bacterium) does not respond to antibiotics it becomes MSRA.Unsanitary hospital conditions can lead to development of MRSA. The bacteria enter the body through a catheter, breathing tube, sore or cut. Minor infections create a pimple-like bump on the skin. More serious cases of MRSA can affect bones, blood or the heart.The people at highest risk of acquiring MRSA are those with weakened immune systems. Many hospital patients have weakened immune systems that raise their chance of developing MRSA. Patients going through kidney dialysis are also at risk of developing this hospital infection.Healthcare-related MRSA occurs to hospitalized – or recently hospitalized – patients, especially at an unsanitary hospital. Many MRSA cases can be prevented with proper hygiene and sterilization. Medical personnel who improperly wash their hands or handle unclean equipment can cause a hospital infection such as MRSA. When a hospital infection occurs in Chicago area hospitals, it’s typically a sign of medical negligence, and can open up the organization to a Chicago medical malpractice claim.If you have been a patient at an unsanitary hospital in the Chicago area and acquired a serious hospital infection such as MRSA, you should contact a Chicago medical malpractice attorney to learn more about your options for seeking compensation related to your injuries. Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice LawyerAt the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys will examine every aspect of your claim, determine liability, and aggressively pursue full compensation for you or your loved one, for any injuries or loss of life due to medical malpractice. Contact us today for a no-cost case evaluation – 312-263-1080.