Medical Negligence Can Lead To A Dangerous Infection
Sepsis is an extremely serious infection that, if left untreated, can have serious consequences for a patient. When sepsis is diagnosed and treated early, it is survivable.
If a loved one suffered a sepsis infection after surgery or at any time under a doctor’s care, talk to an Albuquerque surgical infection lawyer at The Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski.
A Missed Sepsis Diagnosis Can Be Fatal
The dangers of sepsis, a bacterial blood infection that spreads rapidly, cannot be overstated. A post-operative patient, or any patient being treated for a serious cut, or any patient being treated for infections in the lungs, abdomen, gallbladder or urinary system, should be watched carefully for any sign of sepsis.
If recognized and treated early, the patient can recover. If sepsis is ignored for too long due to a delayed diagnosis, the infection can cause the patient to go into shock, organs can begin to fail, brain damage can occur and the patient may die.
For some patients, sepsis is a surgical infection. Others come into the doctor’s office or emergency room already infected. Still other patients acquire sepsis in the hospital. However, if sepsis has occurred, it is essential to diagnose it and begin treatment immediately.
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Negligent medical care can lead to surgical infections and hospital-acquired infections all too often. Medical malpractice lawsuits and government studies have drawn attention to the problem. If a surgical infection or any other untreated infection caused a loved one’s brain damage, organ damage or death, you deserve answers. Please complete our firm’s online contact form to connect with The Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski today and learn more about how we can help you.