Sepsis is an illness caused by infection in the bloodstream by bacteria that frequently enter the body through open wounds or pressure sores.
Variations in terminology, same deadly consequences
Sometimes referred to as: severe sepsis, sepsis infection, septic shock, severe sepsis or septicemia– sepsis must be identified and treated as early on as possible in order to provide the best chances of survival. When left undiagnosed and untreated, sepsis can be fatal.
In order to make a diagnosis of sepsis, at least two of the following must occur:
- Heart rate above 90 beats per minute
- Hyperventilation (more than 20 breaths per minute)
- White blood cell count below 4000 cells/mm
Lawyers working on sepsis cases for patients with decubitus ulcers
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers understands the devastation to the individual when a patient develops sepsis following a serious pressure ulcer. Drawing upon our network of experts in the field of nursing care and sepsis care, we are prepared to fully evaluate sepsis cases regardless of where the pressure sore originated. As attorneys who regularly prosecute these cases, we pride ourselves on the detail-oriented nature of our case evaluation where we are able to anticipate many of the defenses raised in these cases from the inception of our involvement. This preemptive mindset allows our consulting physicians to review the case with an eye towards the defenses we have encountered in the prosecution of hundreds of pressure sore lawsuits that we have been involved with.
If your family member developed sepsis following the development of a bed sore, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers for a free case evaluation today.
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