Delayed Sepsis Diagnosis/Amputation Lawsuits
McEldrew Young Purtell represents victims in lawsuits who were forced to undergo an amputation due to a delayed sepsis diagnosis. Our attorneys fight aggressively for our clients and their families. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that results from an infection of the blood when the body suffers from an infection and overreacts. If the patient receives a delayed sepsis diagnosis, to survive the condition they may have to undergo a limb amputation, and it may require one or more lawsuits in order to recover their damages. Damages in cases like these usually include the cost of all related medical treatment, prosthetic devices, pain and suffering, and possibly a lifetime of lost wages if they can no longer perform their job.
Preventable Deaths Due to a Delayed Sepsis Diagnosis Resulting in Amputation Lawsuits
A blood infection is typically treated with a regime of antibiotics and possibly in combination with antiparasitic medication as well as antifungals and antivirals. If left untreated, a blood infection can be very dangerous, even life-threatening when it causes a condition known as sepsis. Sepsis is absolutely preventable if the diagnosis is not delayed, but when it is, amputation of the affected limb may be unavoidable, thus the lawsuits that arise throughout the country on an annual basis. In addition:
- Sepsis may be misdiagnosed as another condition, which will delay proper treatment until it is possibly too late to avoid amputation. A simple blood test will detect sepsis but a negligent physician may not order the test soon enough or at all.
- A delayed diagnosis may also lead to multiple organ failure as well as death. The tragedy is that these scenarios are avoidable if medical malpractice is not involved. This is when delayed sepsis diagnosis/amputation lawsuits are common.
Lawsuits Arising from a Delayed Sepsis Diagnosis That Resulted in Amputation
It’s not unusual for a delayed sepsis diagnosis to result in an otherwise avoidable amputation and thus such lawsuits are not uncommon. When a limb is amputated, the individual’s life may completely change as a result. This is because they may no longer be able to walk the same, run, or move without pain. Their home may require extensive and costly renovation in order to accommodate their new disability. They may require the assistance of a full-time healthcare aide. Their career might end because they are no longer able to perform the duties of their job. McEldrew Young Purtell represents victims in lawsuits who are suffering because of a delayed sepsis diagnosis that resulted in an amputation. If you were injured in this way, contact our office to speak with one of our attorneys.
We Fight Aggressively for Victim’s Rights
Our attorneys at McEldrew Young Purtell have seen firsthand how lives can be destroyed when medical malpractice occurs. Families may lose a loved one if a physician is negligent or careless. Victims who survive may face a lifetime of pain and sorrow. We can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us if you would like to know more about pursuing delayed sepsis diagnosis amputation lawsuits against the physician and/or hospital responsible.