Sepsis is a term with a variety of definitions. Generally speaking, sepsis means an infection in the blood stream. However, there is a spectrum of severity for sepsis that runs from asymptomatic to septic shock that causes death. At each point along the spectrum, there are very specific signs and symptoms that allow nursing homes to recognize sepsis and specific treatment requirements for those symptoms. When a person dies from sepsis or septic shock without receiving those treatments, it is likely that the care provider was negligent. For a nursing home, frequently, the standard of care is to notify the physician and provide the treatment ordered. If the treatment is beyond the skill set of the nursing home staff, the nursing home generally must have the resident transported to a hospital for treatment. Failing to follow these steps is a breach of the standard of care and frequently results in the death of the resident.
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Brown Wharton & Brothers represents the victims of nursing home sepsis and septic shock. If you believe that your loved one has suffered from sepsis, a blood infection, and you want to discuss pursuing a lawsuit, contact us for a free consultation with an experienced nursing home sepsis attorney.
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