Failure to Diagnose Sepsis
Sepsis, sometimes referred to as blood poisoning, is easily treatable, provided it is caught in time. If it is not caught in time, it can lead to septic shock. The body can shut down. Victims can lose their kidney or suffer other irreparable damage. At the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., in Phoenix, Arizona, our attorneys stand up for people who have suffered complications from misdiagnosed sepsis. We will take action to get compensation for the victim and see that the negligent medical professional who failed to diagnose the condition is held accountable for the medical malpractice.
What Is Sepsis?
Sepsis is characterized by systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), which is essentially body-wide inflammation. This response is the immune system's reaction to infections in the blood, skin or other tissues. Severe sepsis comes with organ dysfunction.
Symptoms of Sepsis
The systemic inflammatory response syndrome that accompanies sepsis can come with body temperature changes, heart rate changes and respiratory rate changes. Because fever symptoms like these often accompany other less severe medical conditions, doctors may not diagnose and treat sepsis in a timely manner. They should be held accountable for failing to do a thorough review of symptoms and conduct the necessary tests. We have decades of experience and the knowledge to handle these challenging cases.
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