Sepsis and Medical Malpractice
June 1, 2018
Sepsis is a severe yet common condition that forms when there is an infection present in your body. When not identified and treated appropriately, the condition can become fatal. The initial signs and symptoms of sepsis are all fairly common, so it’s one condition that doctors often overlook. Medical malpractice claims may arise when a doctor has been negligent in diagnosing the condition, treating the condition, delaying treatment or negligently causes sepsis to occur.
When Sepsis is Medical Malpractice
While failing to diagnose sepsis might be considered malpractice, it is important to understand that even the most experienced doctors may confuse this specific condition with other ones. There are no current tests that can verify the condition. Additionally, a patient may have a basis for medical malpractice when the doctor’s treatment or failure to treat your condition properly leads to serious injury.
Sometimes sepsis may be a result of a doctor’s negligence in sterilizing equipment. Hospital-acquired sepsis may occur when a patient is being treated for an unrelated condition, and patients that develop this type of infection have a basis for a medical malpractice claim.
Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Sepsis-related injuries can be complex and challenging. It’s crucial that you have legal representation that has experience investigating the specific circumstances surrounding sepsis injuries. The medical malpractice attorneys at Quinn Logue, LLC understand the devastation sepsis can cause. We understand how some patients never fully physically recover from this condition, but we are dedicated to ensuring that you are fully financially restored when medical malpractice has occurred. Don’t hesitate to contact our law firm at 412-765-3800 to learn more about how our firm can help you.
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