Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Pediatric Sepsis Protocol Reduces Risk 40%
Sepsis is a complication from the body’s response to fighting off an infection that can cause organ shutdown, tissue damage, and in extreme cases, death. One in 10 children with sepsis will die, however, when mandated New York State protocols are followed within an hour of diagnosis, the risk of death drops 40%. The fact that a person is septic is not Connecticut medical malpractice, but how the body got to the point might be another story.
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, Bob Messey, and nurse/attorney, Gayle Sullivan, who will begin an immediate investigation into your case.