Dangers of Tetanus

Tetanus is the result of open-wound contact with the bacterium Clostridium tetani (C. tetani), and it can be very dangerous if left untreated. The bacteria can enter the body through either a deep puncture or even a shallow laceration. Whatever the wound, if you are exposed to tetanus, you need immediate medical care to prevent a serious infection. The wound needs to be properly cleaned, sterilized, and sealed to help ensure your health and well-being.

Many people suffer tetanus after being injured on dangerous properties that have rusty, exposed nails and other sharp objects. If you have been injured on someone else’s property and suffered tetanus as a result, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Contact the Appleton premises liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.

Symptoms of a Tetanus Infection

Open wounds are very susceptible to infection, and studies show that in untreated cases of tetanus exposure, 1 in 4 people die. However, if treated, nearly 90% of patients see a full recovery. Some of the most common symptoms of tetanus exposure include:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Stiff neck and lock jaw
  • Persistent high fever
  • High blood pressure
  • Difficulty swallowing

Treatment for tetanus could take months, but it is very important to seek treatment if you have been exposed. It is also very important to consult with a personal injury lawyer if your injury resulted from unsafe property conditions.

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If you or someone you know has developed tetanus after an injury on unsafe property, contact the experienced Appleton premises liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.