Sepsis infection is a severe illness in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria. Common places where an infection might start include the bowel, the kidneys, the lungs, and the skin. Bedsores are a common starting point for sepsis.
Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers and wrongful death attorneys represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits against nursing homes and residential care facilities. Many cases are filed due to untreated sepsis and infections that result in serious harm. In cases of death, we file a wrongful death lawsuit for the family.
Sepsis Infection Statistics
Over 750,000 cases of sepsis reported each year. The sepsis in these reported individuals accounted for 215,000 deaths despite the sepsis treatment available. The cases of sepsis have almost doubled over the last ten years, which is easily correlated to the increase of people that have aged and the extremely high incidence of nursing home abuse. In fact, even with aggressive sepsis treatment around 215,000 Americans with sepsis will end up dying from it every year.
Symptoms of Sepsis
Symptoms of sepsis infection can range from one resident to another. Common symptoms include:
- Skin Rash
- Rapid Heartbeat
- Elevated white blood count (WBC)
Michigan Nursing Home Sepsis Lawsuits
Our nursing home law team will get all of the medical records and carefully review them to determine how the sepsis infection got started. We will also see if the nursing home promptly diagnosed the infection and treated it in a time manner. If the facility was negligent, we will file a lawsuit on behalf of the resident or the resident's family. We have won substantial settlements in these lawsuits.
Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Sepsis Infection Lawyer
If you or a family member suffered were diagnosed with a sepsis infection while in a Michigan nursing home, you should contact the Michigan nursing home neglect law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately at (800) 606-1717. We operate under a strict No Fee Promise, which means you will not owe a single penny unless we are able to win or settle your case. When you call our firm, you will be directed to an experienced attorney who will listen to your situation and determine if you have a case against a Michigan nursing home. It is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible because there are time deadlines to filing Michigan nursing home lawsuits. If the deadline to file your lawsuit passes, your claim may be lost forever. There is absolutely nothing to lose! Call today!