Sepsis And Other Infections May Indicate Nursing Home Negligence

One of the most serious bacterial infections a person can develop is sepsis. Sepsis is a blood infection in which bacteria is so rampant that it overwhelms the individual’s white blood cells (cells that fight bacteria). In the most severe cases of sepsis, the brain or heart becomes infected causing the death of the victim. Sepsis is a threat to the elderly, especially those who are bedridden and susceptible to bed sores. When care is negligent in a nursing home facility, what can usually be treated and cured turns into a serious bacterial infection like sepsis.

Do you believe your elderly family member developed sepsis due to nursing home neglect or elder abuse? Full and fair compensation can be sought by the experienced legal team at Healy Scanlon Law Firm. Based in Chicago, our law firm has extensive experience in helping victims of nursing home negligence. Schedule your free initial consultation today to tell us about your sepsis case.

Severe Infection And Sepsis

Our law firm takes nursing home abuse cases very seriously. If your case involves bed sores, sepsis and the unexpected death of an elderly loved one, we will do everything we can to bring justice to you and your family.

It is important to look for signs and symptoms of sepsis as they may coincide with other ailments. Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Low body temperature
  • Low or high white blood cell count
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increase respiratory rate

Schedule A Free Consultation

There is never a charge to discuss your case with one of our Chicago sepsis nursing home lawyers. To speak to us, call 312-226-4236 or contact us online. Evening and weekend consultations are available. Se habla español.