Septic shock can devastate any healthy person’s body. Major surgery disrupts your immune system and may expose your body to various bacteria, so it proves essential for physicians to use care in performing all surgical duties.
Hospitals and surgical rooms must be completely sterile. As sepsis enters the body through wounds, any unsterilized tool, unclean hand or exposed skin cells from surgeons can wreak havoc on the body. Proving that you or a loved one suffered from septic shock from a hospital is crucial to receiving compensation for your medical expenses and losses.
Septic shock: Initial symptoms
After an infection in your body occurs, sometimes caused by unsterilized hospital tools or physician gloves, sepsis begins by triggering inflammatory responses. An immediate release of chemicals ensues and may cause severe consequences.
To be diagnosed with sepsis, you must have a confirmed infection from a wound and experience:
As your body continues to aggressively fight the infection, you may experience:
Septic shock occurs if not treated immediately, and this diagnosis can kill.
Negligence and sepsis
To prove medical malpractice, your attorney must aid you in proving that a hospital’s actions were negligent. To obtain compensation, a court must agree to the following circumstances of negligence.
When you need surgery, you expect to recover. You should never expect to be diagnosed with a life-threatening infection due to the actions of the hospital. If a hospital visit caused your sepsis, know that filing a medical malpractice claim may give you the relief you need to recover.