Strong Representation For Sepsis Medical Malpractice Claims
Sepsis is a painful and dangerous infection that can be contracted in a medical setting. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a sepsis infection and you believe medical negligence is to blame, the attorneys at Meagher & Meagher are here to help you explore your legal options. With law offices in White Plains, we have significant experience handling medical negligence claims for people throughout New York.
How Does Sepsis Occur?
Many sepsis infections contracted in hospitals are preventable if only hospital personnel followed established protocols. In handling sepsis-related medical negligence claims, we aggressively seek out the facts pertaining to how the condition occurred and to identify lapses in medical treatment that may have allowed the infection to occur and spread. Causes of sepsis in a medical setting include:
- Inadequately sterilized equipment
- Poorly maintained filtration systems
- Failure to properly treat surgical wounds, bedsores and other injuries
- The use of defective medical devices
Like many medical conditions, sepsis can often be treated successfully if promptly detected. When a diagnosis is late, however, the infection can spread and put the patient in serious danger. Patients can lead to dangerous drops in blood pressure which can lead to septic shock. When an infection is left untreated, the body’s inflammation response can cause life-threatening stress on internal organs. In the worst cases, sepsis can lead to life-long medical problems and even wrongful death.
Speak With An Attorney Who Can Protect Your Rights
If you or someone close to you has suffered from sepsis and you have questions about your legal rights, our lawyers are here for you. To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney in White Plains, contact our law offices online or by telephone at 914-246-2958.