What is Sepsis or Septic Shock?
Sepsis or septic shock is a bacterial infection in the blood stream usually caused by an infection. It can be life-threatening disease if not treated properly. Elderly and other immuno-compromised people are at high-risk for sepsis as their immune systems are typically weakened.
Common Causes of Sepsis or Septic Shock
- Intravenous Lines
- Wounds from Surgery
- Undiagnosed or Delayed Diagnosis of Infections
Common Side Effects of Sepsis or Septic Shock
Sepsis has devastating consequences particularly for elderly individuals. Not only do victims experience medical consequences, but emotional consequences as well. Common side effects of sepsis and septic shock include:
- Low Blood Pressure
- Cognitive Problems
- High fever
- Rapid breathing
- Kidney failure
What should I do if I believe my loved one is the victim of sepsis and negligence?
Contact an experienced sepsis lawyer in order to discuss your loved one’s legal rights. The Pisanchyn Law Firm handles cases in which people have had the signs and symptoms of sepsis that went misdiagnosed at a nursing home or hospital, as well as cases in which a person developed septicemia or sepsis while in a hospital or nursing home.
Our Sepsis or Septic Shock Lawyers Can Help
If you or a loved one has experienced injury, permanent health issues, or death after septic shock or delayed diagnosis of sepsis, contact our PA sepsis or septic shock attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm so we and our team of medical experts can review your case.
Call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Scranton and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.