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Sepsis or Septic Shock

Find Out If You Are Entitled to a Medical Malpractice Claim

Sepsis is commonly viewed as a three-stage condition starting with the initial sepsis, which then progresses into severe sepsis and septic shock, if not treated properly and promptly. Early detection and treatment of sepsis are crucial, as the permanent injury and mortality rates become higher the longer the condition is allowed to progress. If you or your loved one was adversely affected by sepsis/sepsis shock, we invite you to contact our Chicago misdiagnosis lawyers to discover if you might have a claim.

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Diagnosing Sepsis: Symptoms

Sepsis can be common among patients in nursing homes in cases of neglect and mistreatment. There are many potential causes of sepsis among the elderly in nursing homes or nursing care facilities, but in some cases, it can be linked to infections such as pneumonia and kidney infections that go untreated. Due to their weakened immune system, the elderly are more prone to developing sepsis and suffering severe consequences, even death, as a result.

The most common side effects of sepsis are:

  • Fever (usually above 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Abnormally low body temperature (usually below 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Heart racing (about 90 beats/minute or faster)
  • Rapid and/or shallow breaths (20 breaths/minute or more)
  • Infection

Identifying the symptoms of sepsis and confirming a diagnosis early on is crucial for patient outcomes. Sometimes, sepsis or septic shock is misdiagnosed as a similar condition, such as:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Staph Infection
  • Hypotension
  • Cystitis, and more

Contacting a Chicago Sepsis Misdiagnosis Lawyer

The legal team at Power Rogers are standing by ready to evaluate your potential medical negligence claim free of charge. Tell us about sepsis / septic shock as it relates to your experience, and we can inform you of your legal rights and options. Individuals who retain our law firm pay nothing unless we secure a financial recovery for them.

With nothing to lose, we invite you to contact Power Rogers for a free consultation today.

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Common Questions About Medical Malpractice Cases

  • Do I Have a Case?

    A: If you or a loved one has been injured by the wrongful actions of a medical professional or organization, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out more, contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Power Rogers, LLP.

  • What is Medical Negligence?

    A: Negligence is the result of a lack of reasonable care or a failure to show the same amount of care that another qualified person would under the same circumstances.

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    A: A medical malpractice case can be extremely difficult to pursue. As such, it is imperative to retain a qualified attorney who has experience in these types of cases.