Connecticut Medical Malpractice: When Treatment Is Delayed For Sepsis
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. Sepsis kills nearly 270,000 Americans each year. One in three patients who die in the hospital, die from sepsis.The fact that a person is septic is not Connecticut medical malpractice, but how the body got to that point or whether there was a delay in treatment might be.
Research has shown that any delay in treating sepsis leads to an increase in mortality rates.
Sepsis generally occurs when an infection gets into the bloodstream. Those with compromised immune systems, the young, old, and those with chronic illnesses like diabetes, kidney disease, and cancer are most at risk.
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.