Lawsuits for Sepsis in Nursing Homes – Can I Sue?
When the body is overwhelmed by an infection perhaps due to the scope of the infection or the person’s weakened immune system, a dangerous condition called sepsis can develop. Put simply, sepsis refers to the poisoning of blood by the body’s own systems as it attempts to get rid of a life-threatening infection. Sepsis is a medical emergency that MUST be treated immediately as it may lead to the loss of limbs or even the death of vital organs, and finally, the death of the infected individual. Unfortunately, sepsis is all too often seen in nursing home settings due to the sometimes substandard care that individuals in these settings receive, perhaps due to the lack of oversight and strict regulations when it comes to these facilities as well as the culture of putting money over the welfare of people in nursing homes adopted by nursing home management. If your loved one developed sepsis in a nursing home and then went on to suffer serious complications, you may be able to file a nursing home sepsis lawsuit to recover compensation.
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Your bloodstream is normally sterile, free of bacteria. However, when bacteria overwhelm the body and slips into your bloodstream, sepsis can develop. In nursing homes, this can be due to the presence of pressure ulcers and bed sores, improperly cleaned intravenous lines, poorly managed surgical wounds as well as food poisoning or any other form of infection that has gone on for too long, unchecked.
Here are some of the symptoms of sepsis:
- Low body temperature
- Rapid heartbeat
- Low white blood cell numbers
- Skin rash
Treating Sepsis in Senior Citizens
Nursing home residents with sepsis must be treated in the intensive care unit in order to manage the breach of the bloodstream by bacteria. Sepsis has the potential to cause inflammation leading to cardiovascular complications, which in turn cuts off the blood supply to vital organs like the kidneys, brain, lungs and heart, causing multiple organ shutdown, and consequently, death.
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It is important to understand that sepsis doesn’t happen on its own, or out of the blue. When it happens, suspect some kind of nursing home negligence, and this is where we come in. If you or a loved one developed sepsis at a nursing home, we can help you file a legal claim that will go a long way in helping pay for medical fees, pain and suffering, punitive damages if applicable, or even a wrongful death claim if your loved one died of sepsis at a nursing home. Ready to talk to someone? Please contact us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.