Infections That Result In Sepsis May Be Cause For Legal Action
Residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are not immune to getting a wide variety of infections. While an infection may not be a sign of abuse or neglect, sepsis that results from the infection may be. Sepsis, also sometimes called septic shock or septicemia, can cause severe health issues and even death. An infection that is left untreated may result in sepsis.
If your loved one has developed sepsis from an untreated infection, turn to our lawyers at the office of Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland. With more than 71 years of combined experience handling a range of nursing home abuse and neglect cases, our firm is highly knowledgeable in the area of sepsis and other infections.
We understand that sepsis and other nursing home abuse and neglect matters are devastating cases that take a toll on individuals who had trusted their aging and/or incapacitated loved ones to the nursing home or care facility. Our firm works closely with clients to ensure that their needs are being met and their loved ones are protected.
We Work With Medical Professionals Who Will Strengthen Your Case
When open wounds, bedsores, surgical incisions, IV lines, catheters and other openings into the body are not kept clean, bacteria can enter. Even the smallest cut can be a portal for sepsis-causing bacteria. This is why it is so essential that nursing home and assisted living facility staff members be vigilant in their sanitizing of wounds and cuts, and always be looking out for any new openings that may allow for the introduction of bacteria.
Since the immune system produces an overwhelming response to infection, leading to sepsis, the resulting inflammation and other issues can cause many different bodily injuries and conditions such as:
- Reduced blood flow to limbs (due to clotting)
- Organ failure due to lack of oxygen and inflammation
We enlist the help of highly regarded medical professionals who can review the facts of your loved one’s case and testify on the possible neglect that caused the problems.
If You Are Unsure, Let Us Review The Facts Of The Case
If your loved one’s nursing home failed to properly treat an infection and it resulted in sepsis, we can help. Contact us online or call 216-502-3947. Our attorneys are available for a free telephone consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We represent clients throughout northeastern Ohio.