Sepsis Medical Malpractice LawyerDiagnosing Sepsis
Sepsis is an infection that results in a systemic inflammatory response. Delays in diagnosing infections and sepsis and its underlying cause significantly increases the risk of death. Post-surgical infections are a known risk of any surgery and accordingly symptoms consistent with infection need to be evaluated for patient safety. Patients that suffer from trauma, burns, surgery (especially abdominal procedures), recent installation of surgical hardware, joint replacement surgery, diabetes mellitus, kidney failure, immunosuppression, old age, infancy, malnutrition, or use catheters are at a heightened risk for developing sepsis and infections.