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Damage, death caused by sepsis may stem from medical malpractice

| Feb 1, 2018 | Firm News |

Any type of infection could pose serious risks to Connecticut patients. Due to the potential for complications, it is important that medical professionals properly diagnose and treat infections and other conditions before they worsen. Unfortunately, that does not always happen, and patients can suffer further complications. If problems do occur, individuals may have reason to file medical malpractice claims.

One type of medical issue that could prove deadly if not caught and treated in time is sepsis. This condition can form when the kidneys, lungs, skin or abdominal organs develop an infection. If the infection worsens, it could cause sepsis. Unfortunately, sepsis can lead to substantial organ and tissue damage and may even be fatal. However, sepsis can be treated if medical professionals recognize the issue.

Though this problem can prove challenging to diagnose, doctors still need to work to make correct diagnoses. If they do not, a patient could easily receive the wrong treatment or no treatment and die as a result. It was noted that the elderly, children under the age of one and individuals with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to developing sepsis.

If an improper diagnosis, lack of treatment or other medical negligence resulted in serious injury or illness to Connecticut residents or death of their loved ones, they may wonder how they can address such a situation. If affected parties would like to seek compensation for damages, they may want to obtain information on medical malpractice claims. Experienced attorneys could help concerned individuals better understand this option and whether it may suit their circumstances.

Source: wfsb.com, “What is Sepsis and the risks?”, Spencer Ernst, Jan. 22, 2018