Sepsis is the immune system’s overwhelming reaction to the presence of infection. The abnormal response releases toxic chemicals into the bloodstream to fight off the infection, resulting in significant inflammation and other damaging effects.
The disease triggers a chain reaction in the body, damaging organs and destroying body tissue. Without treatment, the body responds to sepsis with a drop in blood pressure that could drastically decrease to life-threatening levels, resulting in a loss of life.
Are you the victim of sepsis that could have been avoided had the medical team follow the established protocols? Did your family lose a loved one to septic shock leading to a preventable loss of life?