CDC Launches New Guidelines to Handle Sepsis

Friday, January 5th, 2018 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) launched a campaign to bring attention to the dangers of sepsis, a complication from the body’s response to fighting off an infection that can cause organ shutdown, tissue damage, and death. The fact that a person is septic is not Connecticut medical malpractice, but how their body got to that point may be.

The campaign aims to educate the public of the early warning signs, quick treatments, and prevention of the infections that can cause it. Sepsis generally occurs when an infection gets into the bloodstream. It kills more than 250,000 people each year particularly those with compromised immune systems, the young, old, and those with chronic illness like diabetes, kidney disease, and cancer.

If you or your loved one went to the emergency department with signs of infection, were discharged, and then ended up with a permanent, significant injury (including death), call our office. Our Connecticut medical malpractice team is comprised of a doctor/attorney, Robert Messey, and nurse/attorney, Gayle Sullivan, who will begin an immediate investigation into your case.

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