SEPSIS: When Every Second Counts

SEPSIS: When Every Second Counts
May 9, 2018

Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition causing organ dysfunction, and if not reacted to timely, can lead to death. It is often the result of your body’s response to an infection. Known risk factors for sepsis include age (the very young and the very old are especially susceptible), those with weakened immune systems, people with chronic illnesses (diabetes, kidney disease, cancer) or those with severe wounds. The number of sepsis cases appears to be rising because more people are having invasive, complicated medical procedures that create opportunities for infection and microbes are becoming immune and resistant to drugs that could previously control infections.

At Warshauer Woodward Atkins, we have seen more and more sepsis cases over the years and have experience helping victims recover monetary compensation for the loss of loved one’s due to sepsis. One thing we have learned is that the earlier medical providers make the diagnosis of sepsis, the quicker they can provide appropriate antibiotics to treat the patient and prevent death. If you or a loved one suspect sepsis, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately, so that you be diagnosed and treated. Often sepsis causes fever, chills, fast heart rates, rapid breathing and an unusual amount of sweating. In severe cases, there can be dizziness, confusion or a drop in alertness or mental state, slurred speech, difficulty breathing and loss of consciousness, as well as other symptoms. Again, diagnosis by a medical professional is critical.

If you or a loved one was injured, or if your loved one died, as a result of an untimely sepsis diagnosis, call the Warshauer Woodward Atkins for a free case evaluation.