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Sepsis And Medical Malpractice: Know The Connection

Sepsis is a medical crisis. While it can happen for multiple reasons, it can also be the result of medical malpractice. Hospital-acquired infections due to poor hygiene practices by providers can lead to sepsis, and providers may also overlook obvious signs of the condition until the patient suffers significant harm.

At Garau Germano, P.C., we are committed to helping Indianapolis clients pursue compensation when medical providers fail their patients. Our dedicated team has successfully handled complex medical malpractice cases and can help you or your loved one navigate the legal process.

The Telltale Signs And Symptoms Of Sepsis And Septic Shock

Sepsis is a serious medical condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Some general signs and symptoms of sepsis to be aware of include:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fast breathing
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Severe pain or discomfort
  • Skin changes
  • Low blood pressure
  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Gangrene
  • Organ failure

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of sepsis early on can ensure you seek timely treatment and improve the chances of a full recovery.

When Is Sepsis A Result Of Medical Malpractice?

Any time an infection turns into sepsis, there is a possibility of negligence and medical malpractice. Examples of situations that could be malpractice include:

  • A provider fails to recognize an infection
  • There’s a delay in treatment for a known infection
  • IV and catheters are not properly cleaned
  • Medical equipment is not properly sterilized
  • Bedsores go untreated until infection and sepsis start

A proficient sepsis malpractice lawyer can assist in you in determining if you have a case for sepsis malpractice by listening to your story and looking at the circumstances.

Let Our Sepsis Malpractice Lawyers Advocate For You

If you or a loved one has been affected, take proactive steps with our legal representative. Call our Indiana office through 317-978-9973 or complete our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation.