Did Your Loved One Suffer From This Life-Threatening Complication?
Sepsis is an incredibly dangerous and potentially life-threatening complication that can occur when chemicals in your bloodstream trigger responses throughout your body. These responses can cause considerable damage to your organs, which can in turn cause them to shut down completely. If this condition is allowed to proceed unchecked, it can lead to septic shock, a dangerous drop in blood pressure, and eventually death. While this condition can affect anyone, people with weakened immune systems and elderly people are especially susceptible to this condition. Medical staff at nursing homes need to pay close attention to their patients to ensure that people suffering from sepsis receive prompt treatments – their failure to do so can cost lives.
If you or someone you love suffered from sepsis cause because of negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you need. Our Kentucky nursing home abuse attorneys at Hare Wynn will help guide you through the legal process, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you are put in the best position possible. Contact us today to discuss your case with a member of our firm and get ready to take the next step.
Common Causes Of Sepsis
Any type of infection, whether it’s fungal, viral, or bacterial can lead to sepsis if not treated properly. However, the most common infections that lead to this complication include:
- Bacteremia ( bacterial infection of the bloodstream)
- Kidney infection
- Abdominal infection
Some medical professionals have noted that the number of people affected by sepsis has been increasing in the United States. While there isn’t a single agreed-upon cause of this, some of the most prevalent theories include:
- People are living longer with chronic conditions. Advancements in medical care have made it possible for people with serious, lifelong conditions like HIV and people undergoing treatments for cancer and organ transplants that suppress their immune system to live much longer lives. These treatments are good for the vast majority of people, but doctors need to be aware of the risks that come along with it.
- An increase in the number of antibiotic-resistant infections. A growing number of types of bacteria are resistant to antibiotics that previously treated them. These types of infections are often the cause of sepsis.
- A growing elderly population. Sepsis affects people over the age of 65 more than any other age group, and the average age of people in the United States is steadily increasing.
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At Hare Wynn, we understand just how devastating serious injuries and illnesses can be to both the person dealing with the complication and to their family. Our Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers have worked with thousands of people since we first opened our doors in 1890, and we are committed to providing our clients with the experienced and knowledgeable legal representation they deserve. Call our offices at (855) 997-9319 today to speak with one of our lawyers, or send us your information through our online form to schedule a free consultation and take the next step in your case.