Neglect in Nursing Homes Leaves Residents Prone to Sepsis
Helping families throughout Kentucky and Ohio
Nursing homes should provide a reasonable standard of care for their residents. If the staff is neglectful of their duties, a minor illness can develop into a more serious infection such as sepsis. If left untreated, sepsis can be fatal; that is why it is crucial that septic residents be given medical attention right away.
Crandall & Pera Law offers help to families in Kentucky and Ohio whose loved ones developed sepsis while in a nursing home. Our team of attorneys and registered nurses has experience in helping families who have suffered because of inadequate medical attention. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the years – money that has helped them get the help and support they need.
How sepsis happens
Sepsis is a blood infection that can be fatal if left untreated. More often than not, a patient becomes septic because an infection was allowed to spread from its primary site into the bloodstream. For elderly patients in nursing homes, the risk of developing sepsis increases if:
- They are not given appropriate medical attention
- If a wound like a pressure ulcer is left untreated
- If the medical staff ignores or trivializes their complaints about their health
- If sheets and linens are not properly or consistently washed
- If patients are not given help with their personal hygiene
- If an IV or catheter is inserted incorrectly
- If the living environment is not kept safe and clean
- If medical supplies are not kept in sterile environments
Sepsis shares some symptoms with the flu as well as with dehydration. It is imperative that patients are diagnosed and treated quickly and correctly, before the sepsis is allowed to progress to an advanced stage. Patients who go into septic shock have a 50% chance of dying; those who do not may face organ failure, potential amputations because of blood clots and an increased risk of developing infections in the future.
Crandall & Pera Law knows just how serious sepsis is and what kind of effects it can have on you and your family. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys and registered nurses has helped clients whose family members suffered grievous harm because of inattentive or abusive nursing home employees. We stand by your side to help support you, and we will advise you regarding the best options moving forward.
Sepsis happens in nursing homes throughout Kentucky and Ohio
The team at Crandall & Pera Law represents the rights of elderly residents in nursing homes. If your family member developed sepsis because of negligent or abusive behaviors by staff or other residents, please reserve a free consultation time by calling 877-686-8879 or filling out this convenient online contact form. Arrangements can be made for consultations with you and your family at nursing homes.