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Failure or delay in the diagnosis of sepsis is one of the many types of medical malpractice claims our attorneys handle. Schedule your free case evaluation with one of our experienced sepsis negligence attorneys today. We will help you explore your rights after a sepsis-related incident.
Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis
Sepsis describes the presence of bacteria and toxins in the tissues, typically due to infection. Post-operative infections are some of the most common causes of sepsis in patients. Other causes include wound infections, pneumonia, abdominal/kidney infections, or bloodstream infections. Most types of infections can turn into sepsis if left untreated. Sepsis occurs when the body’s normal response to an infection triggers an inflammatory response, causing changes and organ damage.
Signs and symptoms of sepsis can include:
- Abnormally high or low body temperature
- Rapid heart rate (faster than 90 beats per minute)
- Rapid breathing (faster than 20 breaths per minute)
- Difficulty breathing
- Decrease in the amount of urine
- Abnormal heart palpitations
- Reduced platelet count
- Abdominal pain
- Change in mental state
Sepsis is more common in the elderly, those with weakened immune systems, those who are already sick, in intensive care units, those with invasive medical devices such as breathing tubes, and those with wounds or injuries.
Prompt detection of sepsis is critical to treat it before it progresses into severe sepsis or septic shock. Failure to diagnose sepsis could eventually cause loss of blood flow to vital organs, organ failure, gangrene, amputation of limbs, surgeries, or even death.
How to Tell If You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida
Sepsis is treatable, with most patients making full recoveries. Unfortunately, a delay in diagnosing sepsis can significantly increase the risk of serious complications and death. A patient may have the ability to file a claim against a doctor and/or healthcare facility for a delay in diagnosing sepsis if the defendant reasonably should have made the diagnosis in time to prevent the patient’s alleged harm.
This might have been the case if another reasonable and prudent physician had assessed the symptoms and conducted medical exams to catch sepsis earlier.
Post-operative medical care usually prevents infections and sepsis from occurring in the first place. Infections can happen when nurses negligently fail to properly care for patients, don’t clean and/or dress wounds, and don’t maintain sanitary premises.
Major infections and related complications like sepsis, point to multiple acts of medical malpractice, starting with the failure to prevent infection after surgery.
It takes a skilled legal team to investigate a potential sepsis-related claim and identify signs or evidence of medical malpractice.
At Freedland Harwin Valori Gander, our experienced attorneys have learned to recognize the signs of medical malpractice. We work closely with reputable medical industry professionals and investigators to gather evidence and create a case against the allegedly at-fault medical care provider.
If you think you could benefit from our help during a sepsis-related claim in Florida, call us. We offer free consultations.
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- BIRTH TRAUMA
- EMERGENCY ROOM MISTAKES
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE OR MISDIAGNOSIS – CANCER
- FAILURE OR DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS OF SEPSIS
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT GESTATIONAL DIABETES
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE BREAST CANCER
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE HEART ATTACK
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT AORTIC DISSECTION
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE PNEUMONIA
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE PULMONARY EMBOLISM
- FAILURE TO TREAT STROKE
- HOSPITAL MALPRACTICE
- INTRAVENOUS INFILTRATION
- MEDICATION ERRORS
- MEDICATION OVERDOSE
- NEGLIGENT FETAL MONITORING
- OB/GYN ERRORS
- PACU ERRORS
- PLASTIC SURGERY ERRORS
- PREOPERATIVE CLEARANCE ERROR
- RADIOLOGY ERRORS
- SPINE SURGERY MISTAKES
- SURGERY CENTER ERRORS
- SURGICAL ERRORS
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