Posted in Blog, Emergency Room Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death on September 18, 2015
We have recently launched a new informational page on our website to provide our visitors with more information on an increasingly common and potentially fatal form of medical malpractice (more specifically, hospital malpractice): Sepsis / Septic Shock Misdiagnosis & Mismanagement. We hope you find our quick summary below of the new page helpful.
Sepsis can occur when the body has a potentially life-threatening immune system response to bacterial and other infections. Sepsis can also cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure which is known as septic shock.
Septic shock has a very high death rate if it is not treated properly. The death rate is higher in patients with certain risk factors, such as early or advanced age or patients with underlying chronic problems such as diabetes or kidney disease.
If sepsis and/or septic shock is treated early on with antibiotics and fluids, patients have a better chance of survival and recovery. Prompt diagnosis and proper treatment are key to preventing organ and limb damage and death.
For more information on various mistakes that are commonly made in the treatment and diagnosis of sepsis and/or septic shock, the potential consequences of these mistakes, and additional information outlining how NJ Medical Malpractice Attorneys Weiss & Paarz can help, visit our new Sepsis Misdiagnosis & Mismanagement page.
Weiss & Paarz is exclusively limited to representing patients who have been victims of medical malpractice, causing severe & permanent injuries and/or death. Although we cannot prevent medical mistakes such as Sepsis Misdiagnosis and Mismanagement from occurring, we can help to alleviate some of the financial and emotional stress that results from these mistakes in the form of achieving compensation. If you or someone you love has been a victim of sepsis misdiagnosis, delay in sepsis diagnosis, or sepsis and / or septic shock mismanagement, Contact Us.