Sepsis causes tens of thousands of deaths each year in New York and throughout the country. It arises when an infection in one part of the body spreads into other parts, including the bloodstream. An infection that begins in the lungs, skin or abdomen may eventually impact the whole of the body.
Those who develop infections following surgical procedures are at a heightened risk of sepsis. If the proper medical treatment is provided early, the majority of those who contract sepsis survive. Medical treatment for the condition usually consists of antibiotics and intravenous fluids. If treatment is delayed or handled improperly, the condition may result in serious, lasting injury or death. In such cases, hospitals or medical professionals may be legally liable to compensate those who have suffered harm.
Despite the potentially dire consequences of the disease, most people have little or no knowledge about sepsis until it comes to affect them directly. If you or a family member have suffered harm believed to be the result of improper medical treatment, the attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP may be able to help by examining the facts of the situation or gathering evidence from witnesses and potential defendants.
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