Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases involving septic shock. The failure to timely diagnose and treat septic shock can have devastating consequences, including death. In cases involving death, the patient’s family may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Septic Shock: Lawsuits & Settlements
Septic shock, also called septic shock syndrome, is an infection in the blood stream and it can become deadly. Sepsis can lead to a critical condition called septic shock where the kidneys, heart, liver, lungs and other vital organs can “shut down” or cause multi-system organ failure. Septic shock often occurs after a surgery in which an internal organ is cut or nicked during a surgery. It is essential that the surgeon and nursing staff promptly identify the condition and treat it quickly to avoid permanent damage to the organs or death.
Unfortunately, many patients die from septic shock. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20 percent of the patients that die in hospitals, die from being septic or from septic shock. Even if a patient survives sepsis, they can be left with mental deficits, mobility problems, and permanent organ damage that can lead to the need for dialysis or other life-long medical treatments.
Michigan Septic Shock Death Information
The major symptoms of septic shock include abnormal body temperatures, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, pain, and shortness of breath. The condition can be diagnosed with blood tests and a chest x-ray can show pneumonia or fluid in the lungs. Physicians and nurses who suspect septic shock need to act promptly in ordering appropriate tests and initiation proper medical care. The failure to do this can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Contact Our Michigan Septic Shock Lawyers
If a loved one has died due to septic shock at a hospital, you may be able to recover compensation for your family's pain and suffering. Call our award winning law firm today at (800) 606-1717 and an attorney will be available to speak with you about your situation. If we believe you have a case, we will begin working on it immediately.
We do not charge any legal fees to get started with your septic shock lawsuit. Only after you receive a settlement check, will you be responsible for payment. We put that in writing for you. There is nothing to lose, so call us today to get started on your lawsuit!