Septic Shock

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A personal injury claim that seeks compensation for septic shock is filed under the umbrella of medical malpractice. These cases prove that the medical care providers failed to notice the symptoms of sepsis before it developed into deadly septic shock. Septic shock is often preventable, provided that the doctors and nurses respond appropriately.

If you find yourself facing the tragic situation of losing a loved one to septic shock, call our office today. We provide free consultations at (931) 648-9621.

When Hospital Protocols Are Violated

Any delay in treatment of sepsis increases a patient's likelihood of death. For this reason, if a patient presents to the emergency room with symptoms that suggest sepsis, the doctors and nurses are supposed to react quickly.

The symptoms of sepsis can include:

  • High temperatures
  • Shortness of breath
  • Racing heart
  • High white blood cell count
  • Fatigue
  • Organ failure
  • Altered mental state and confusion
  • Liver impairment
  • Death

As the body works to fight off the infection, multiple organ systems quickly shut down, eventually leading to death. When a patient presents to the emergency room with these symptoms, or if a patient begins to exhibit these symptoms while undergoing treatment in the hospital, the doctors and nurses need to respond quickly.

Treating Ulcerative Colitis (U.C.) with Mesalamine and Azathioprine(Imuran) can cause septic shock and death. If patients are put on this combination of medications, frequent white blood cell counts should be taken. Combining these drugs causes suppression of bone marrow production and white blood cell reduction rendering the patient unable to fight infection. The patient can easily go into septic shock and die. This should never happen, but it does and family members die.

Who Is at Fault?

Inattentive medical staff can easily miss the signs leading to a preventable death. Inexperienced medical staff may also neglect to realize the severity of these symptoms, missing the proper diagnosis that can also lead to death. Negligence on the part of your medical care staff can cause this infection to quickly spread.

If you suspect you or a loved one suffered from sepsis, call our office today. Mr Aldred can help you seek justice in the face of a preventable injury. Call (931) 648-9621.

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