Sepsis is a terrifying experience for anyone going through it. If you or your loved one is struggling due to this condition, and you were in a nursing home when it developed, it may be critical to get emergency medical care and support. It is not uncommon for a person to suffer significant medical loss after a sepsis case, and in some tragic incidents, many lose their lives to it.
There are some situations where negligence plays a role in this condition’s onset, and that is when you need a Hernando nursing home sepsis lawyer. At Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, our legal team is here to help. We have recovered more than $500,000,000 in compensation for our clients and have helped thousands to get the compensation owed to them.
Over 40 years, we have managed some of the most tragic nursing home sepsis cases, and we can help you, too. Talk to a personal injury lawyer today.
The Causes of Sepsis in Hernando Nursing Homes
Sepsis is a condition that occurs when the body is fighting an infection, and that infection leads to the immune system attacking the body itself. This often occurs when infection – bacterial, viral, or fungal – enters the bloodstream or begins to attack the tissues of vital organs. That makes it much harder, if not impossible, for those organs to work right.
Without treatment, septic shock can occur. This is a condition in which a person’s blood pressure will drop, a lack of oxygenated blood will cause damage to organs, and the organs begin to fail. That typically includes the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, and brain.
In a nursing home, sepsis can occur from any exposure to infection. Since many people in a nursing home are older and have a weakened immune system, they are more likely than others to not only suffer the onset of this condition but also to have more devastating losses. If you or your loved one has any pre-existing condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, or others, that puts them at an even higher risk of complications from sepsis.
How Sepsis Happens in Nursing Homes
But how does it happen? How did your loved one in a nursing home develop sepsis? There are a few different ways this can occur:
- A bed sore forms on a person’s back. It does not get the necessary treatment, spreads, and worsens until it is in the bloodstream.
- A catheter or other invasive piece of equipment is not properly cleaned and maintained, allowing germs to enter the body.
- Pneumonia develops and does not get treated properly or soon enough, allowing the condition to worsen.
- A person falls and scrapes their knee. It does not get cared for properly, and that leads to infection.
- Poor hygiene using the restroom, lack of bathing frequently, poor hands-on care from caretakers, and a dirty living environment creates an increased risk of infection for many people.
These are just examples. Oftentimes, sepsis in a nursing home is preventable with good hygiene and proper wound and illness care. If that does not happen, and a person does not get the type and level of support they need immediately when infection develops, their life’s on the line.
Talk to a Hernando nursing home sepsis attorney today about your case.
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How a Hernando Nursing Home Sepsis Lawyer Can Help
Why should you call an attorney in this situation? Right now, your focus needs to be on healing as well as on caring for your loved one. While doing that, allow our nursing home attorney in Hernando to help you navigate your legal options.
When negligence is the cause of sepsis, such as in any of the examples above, then the people responsible should be held accountable for what they have done to you. However, many of these organizations have very successful attorneys and insurance companies backing them, and that makes any claim you make a very difficult one. When you work with our nursing home sepsis attorney in Hernando, MS, you will gain numerous hands-on, supportive services.
Here are some of the ways we can help you:
Determine Who Is to Blame
One of the hardest parts of this process is assigning blame. Was it a nurse? Could it have been a lack of staffing at the nursing home?
It may have been policies that were put in place by the administration or other organizations. Our goal is to help determine who let this happen and why it occurred.
We also need to work to gather evidence to support any claims. That often means getting insight into what happened, but also talking to witnesses, using video, utilizing medical records, and speaking to experts who can help to verify what occurred and how it could have been prevented. Gathering evidence to support a nursing home negligence claim is not simple, but our experience makes it possible.
Learn What Your Losses Are
If you are a family member who lost a loved one to sepsis and nursing home abuse, your losses are nearly impossible to calculate. Yet, even if that did not happen, there are significant losses present, including added costs for medical care and more supportive care. Additionally, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and other non-economic losses may apply in your case. We work to understand what those losses are fully.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Losses
We then work to pursue a settlement for the losses you have incurred. In doing that, our nursing home sepsis lawyer in Hernando, MS, will focus heavily on maximizing compensation through insurance companies, but we will also go to court to protect your rights when that is necessary.
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Put Our Nursing Home Attorneys to Work for You
Our Hernando nursing home sepsis lawyer has the experience you can rely on as you battle the complications of this situation. We encourage you to set up a free consultation now. We make the entire process as easy as possible for you so you can focus on your healing.
Contact Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC for a free case review. Let our 40 years of experience go to work proving that your loved one’s sepsis case was not okay and was, in fact, negligence. Contact us now for a free consultation.