Wrongful Death From Sepsis in Nursing Homes: Oregon Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

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A Wrongful Death From Sepsis in Nursing Homes: Is that Oregon Nursing Home Malpractice?  Learn More From Our Oregon Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers


It is always a difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home.  When we have to resort to outside help and assisted living options like nursing homes and elder care facilities, we expect providers to properly care for our loved ones.  This includes providing them the appropriate level of care and treatment, hygiene support, and other assistance our loved ones need to live a healthy and safe life.  For the most part, facilities adequately perform these tasks.  However, far too many Oregon nursing homes fail in this regard.  Unfortunately, some nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation centers utterly fail and cause catastrophic injuries due to egregious mistakes.  This is particularly due to infections and sepsis.  If sepsis is not properly treated, it can be fatal.  A wrongful death from sepsis in nursing homes could result in liability for the facility.


Our Oregon nursing home abuse lawyers know how dangerous it can be when a healthcare providers fails to properly assess and treat sepsis in nursing homes.  This is a life-threatening medical emergency.  Wrongful death from sepsis in nursing homes can be due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, including due to nursing home abuse and neglect.  Anytime a loved one has passed away due to sepsis or an infection, always ask for a free legal review from our Oregon nursing home abuse lawyers and malpractice lawyers.


What is Sepsis?


Sepsis is a very dangerous and life threatening condition.  It is the body’s response to an infection or foreign invasion of your body.  This could be due to bacteria, viral, fungal, or other sources of infection.  Sepsis is when your immune system dramatically and aggressively responds to the foreign invasion.  It is a realize of powerful chemicals.  However, these chemicals can be caustic and result in massive inflammation throughout the body.  This can lead to damage to your body.


It can also lead to septic shock.  Think of septic shock as a heart attack of your entire body.  The immune system response just shuts down your body because there is too much of this chemical in your bloodstream causing damage to tissue and vital structures.  This can lead to multiple organ failure and wrongful death.  Many times when sepsis progresses to this point it is due to Oregon nursing home abuse or neglect, including nursing home malpractice.


Why Sepsis Could be Due to Oregon Medical Malpractice and Oregon Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect


Generally, sepsis does not just happen right away.  It takes time for sepsis to develop.  This is usually because it takes time for an infection to develop and grow more severe.  This means that medical providers who fails to recognize the signs of an infection or sepsis could be liable for a wrongful death due to sepsis.  While sepsis could come on within a day, usually it takes a fews days.  Even when sepsis occurs rapidly, the signs and symptoms are usually very obviously including high fever, sweating, shakes, and other basic signs of infections.  The failure to react to these symptoms in a timely manner could result in sepsis which could contribute to the wrongful death of a person.


Sepsis in Nursing Homes Could be Due to Oregon Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect or Nursing Home Malpractice


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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