Failure to Diagnose Sepsis
Sepsis is a serious, life-threatening medical condition involving complications with an infection. According to the Mayo Clinic, sepsis occurs when inflammation is triggered by chemicals as they are released into the bloodstream to fight infection. This inflammation can cause serious reactions and could result in the failure of multiple organ systems. Hundreds of thousands of Americans experience sepsis-related issues each year, with death occurring in up to 40 percent of cases.
At Miller & Wagner, LLP, located in Portland, our failure to diagnose attorneys understand the dangers of sepsis and work hard to put an end to the medical negligence that might have caused it. We focus on obtaining maximum compensation to pay for additional medical costs, lost wages, or to compensate a family for the tragic loss of a loved one.
Our Firm's Advantages in Sepsis Cases
Partner Dave Miller previously worked as counsel for insurance companies facing misdiagnosis claims. This gives our firm an advantage because we know the tactics the other side will use to limit their liability, and it allows us to give accurate estimations of your case's potential value.
Attorney Miller's experience helped him build a large network of medical experts and trusted advisors who assist in proving our clients' claims. From beginning to end, you can be sure your case is in the hands of attorneys who will treat it with the care it deserves and who have the resources to obtain the best outcome possible.
What Causes Sepsis and How Can You Recover?
Sepsis does not occur without some underlying infection giving it the fuel it needs. Common infections that result in sepsis and septic shock include:
- Abdominal infections
- Kidney infections
- Infections of the bloodstream
- Infections caused by catheter insertions
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Medical malpractice cases involving sepsis could focus on the misdiagnosis of the sepsis itself, but they could also begin by investigating the misdiagnosis of the primary infection. Patients run the risk of developing sepsis-related complications if the primary infection is not discovered and properly treated. If a doctor misdiagnosed the original infection — or if symptoms indicated the infection is worsening to the point where sepsis becomes likely — then he or she could be liable for his or her failure to diagnose sepsis and the damage it caused.
Contact a Portland, Oregon, Medical Misdiagnosis Attorney
Our lawyers are ready to listen to your situation and begin protecting your rights immediately. Please contact our medical malpractice law office online today, or call 503-299-6116, toll free at 866-785-6625, to schedule your free initial consultation.
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