Sepsis in a Nursing Home: Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer in Oregon

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Is Sepsis in a Nursing Home Normal?  Could this be Nursing Home Malpractice in Oregon?


A nursing home can be a busy place.  This is particularly true of facilities that accept more compromised residents, especially those who are recovering from a procedure or surgery.  There can be many injuries in a nursing home too.  This is usually because many residents are recovering from serious conditions or ailments that require enhanced care, hence why they are in a nursing home to begin with.  But with all of these conditions, some being serious, there are still some conditions that should not occur in a nursing home.  These conditions are usually signs that our nursing home malpractice lawyer in Oregon would want to investigate for a family.  One of those conditions is sepsis in a nursing home.


Sepsis is a condition that is often linked to an infection.  Some nursing homes and healthcare providers will even try to brush off sepsis as a regular condition.  If you find that happening to you or a loved one, call a nursing home malpractice lawyer in Oregon.  Sepsis is not normal and it should not be common.  Any doctor or healthcare provider trying to pass it off that way is likely hiding egregious malpractice or negligence.  This is because sepsis is always a life-threatening emergency, especially in a nursing home.


What is Sepsis?


Sepsis is usually caused as a result of an infection that is unchecked.  Sometimes that infection could be festering for many days or even weeks.  Other times that infection could be something that has an acute and sudden onset, such as a burst appendix.  Even though infections can be normal, and practically everyone has had an infection at one point in their lives even if it was just a mild cold, that does not mean infections are acceptable.  Nor is it acceptable when sepsis is caused or contributed to by an infection.


Generally, sepsis is not a type of infection but rather the body’s response to a massive infection in the body.  Sepsis is the chemical response by the body to fight off an infection.  It is a rush and flood of powerful chemicals to do this.  While this response is very effective at killing off infections, it is also very caustic to the body.  That means it can cause collateral damage to the body and even kill a resident.  This is why sepsis is also very dangerous.


How Can Sepsis in a Nursing Home be Nursing Home Malpractice?


There can be several causes of sepsis.  Some could be acute and sometimes unavoidable.  But many times sepsis in a nursing home is something more.  It usually is an infection that is not detected or treated.  It usually is from poor wound care or even due to pressure sores or pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores.  These conditions could result in serious personal injuries to a resident.


Other times sepsis could be caused by a healthcare provider or nursing home failing to monitor its residents and guard against serious conditions like an infection.  This usually is because a nursing home is understaffed.  When there is less staff there is less opportunity for residents to be properly and thoroughly evaluated.  That allows an infection to grow.


Whenever a loved one suffers or is diagnosed with sepsis in a nursing home, ask our nursing home malpractice lawyer in Oregon for a FREE case review to learn what your rights may be.


Sepsis in a Nursing Home Can be Medical Malpractice, Ask for Our Free Review With Your Case


If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect contact the Oregon Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form.  We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.  


Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton,  Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles,  St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.  


We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take Nursing Home Abuse cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.  


Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law. 

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