Champaign Sepsis Attorneys
Sepsis, also referred to as septicemia, results from a complication of an existing infection. Chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger an inflammatory response in all areas of the body. Sepsis can lead to septic shock, a sharp drop in blood pressure which often results in brain and organ failure. This can be fatal.
Sepsis is treatable when caught early, but when negligent staff miss or ignore the obvious symptoms, it can lead to an unnecessary fatality. If you or someone you know has been a victim to sepsis due to nursing home abuse, the experienced Champaign sepsis attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Symptoms of Sepsis
Older adults with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable to sepsis, so it is especially important for nursing home staff to be able to identify the symptoms of the complication before it escalates into septic shock. Symptoms of sepsis include:
- Body temperature above 101°F or below 96.8°F
- Heart rate above 90 beats per minute
- Abdominal pain
- Decrease in urine output
- Abrupt change in mental capabilities
- Difficulty breathing
- Respiratory rate higher than 20 breaths per minute
- Probable infections
Nursing home staff members are trained to recognize these symptoms and mitigate the situation for their residents. Once sepsis is detected, it is important to get emergency medical care immediately.
Contact a Champaign Sepsis Attorney for Help
If your loved one has fallen victim to sepsis due to nursing home abuse in Champaign, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses and additional damages. Contact an experienced sepsis attorney at Spiros Law, P.C., to discuss the particulars of your situation. We will work with you to get you the compensation you need. Call our Champaign offices today at (217) 328-2828.