Sepsis is a medical emergency that, if improperly treated, can lead to septic shock. If you or a loved one was not properly diagnosed and treated, a sepsis malpractice lawsuit might be the vehicle to help pursue justice. If you would like to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer, reach out to the Villari Firm today.
Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition due to the body’s response to harmful microorganisms (infection) in the blood or tissues. When the body is fighting an infection, chemicals are released into the bloodstream. Inflammation from those chemicals can lead to septic shock resulting in organ damage, failure, or death.
Determining Medical Malpractice for Sepsis & Septic Shock
Sepsis is an extremely serious condition and requires prompt diagnosis and proper treatment. If it progresses to septic shock, the result can be catastrophic. If a medical professional or institution failed to prevent, diagnose, or treat the condition and harm resulted to the patient, it may be medical malpractice.
In determining whether medical malpractice exists in your case, our team will analyze the following:
- Was there a failure to adhere to the standard of care? Certain standards of care must be met when treating a patient. If a healthcare provider or facility failed to meet the applicable standard of care, you might have a medical malpractice claim.
- Did harm result, and what were the damages? Evidence must include the harm suffered as a result of the failure to meet the standard of care.
- Certificate of Merit: Our team works with experts in the state of Pennsylvania to obtain a signed certificate that supports the validity of your claim.
Proving Medical Malpractice or Negligence Caused Sepsis
Medical malpractice in a sepsis case is extremely fact and situation-specific. It’s necessary to provide evidence that shows how, where, and why you acquired the infection, along with the harm that resulted from the condition not being timely diagnosed and treated. Showing that the infection was preventable is also essential to your case.
Our medical malpractice lawyers at Villari Law can help you determine your best strategy based on your case’s unique facts and circumstances.
How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Helps with a Sepsis Lawsuit
Our experienced medical malpractice team will listen to you as you explain the facts of your case and the life altering events you have experienced. Our next steps are to work with you to develop the best possible strategy for your case by analyzing the facts and consulting with our respected experts. At each step of the process our communications will be clear and transparent. Our passion is to fight for you and the justice you deserve.
Expected Compensation for Sepsis Lawsuits
Compensation for medical malpractice cases can vary widely. While nothing can undo the harm and suffering that medical malpractice causes, you can seek damages that address expenses and provide closure. Recoveries in successful cases can be significant.
Common examples of damages are:
- Past/Future Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages both past and future
- Pain & Suffering
- Other Non-Economic Damages such as loss of ability to enjoy quality of life or lifestyle
Summary of Sepsis & Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition, and at Villari Law, we want to help you pursue justice in your unique case. If you think you have been a victim of medical malpractice, contact us directly at (215) 600-1363 or online by clicking here. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to review your case. Put our decades of experience and dedication to our clients to work for you.