Sepsis occurs when the body attempts to fight off an infection. The reaction can be quite extreme in some cases, often leading to further health and medical complications. When sepsis is present in the body, a quick and accurate treatment plan can prevent serious damage, disease, and even wrongful death. When a nursing home facility or caregiver fails to accurately diagnose and treat sepsis, the results can be catastrophic for a victim.
If you or a loved one experienced an act of nursing home abuse while dealing with sepsis, then you may be entitled to recover financial awards. Trying to do so without any legal help by your side often proves to be both challenging and frustrating. An Austin sepsis lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will stand by your side to defend your legal rights as you seek justice. We will investigate the circumstances of your case in full detail, gathering evidence, and interviewing key parties along the way. Our team is used to the hurdles that come with a tough case, and we will not back down even when things get hard. To learn more about how someone from our team can help you and your loved ones, contact our office today at (800) 842-6336.
Confronting Sepsis and Nursing Home Abuse
Those who are 65 years and older have a greater risk of suffering some of the most damaging effects of sepsis. When an infection enters the body, a victim may experience sepsis. Older people who have weakened immune systems may not be able to fight off an infection. This can often lead to sepsis and organ damage. Early death is even possible in some cases.
Unfortunately, nursing home facilities often contribute to the onset or worsening of sepsis. If a nursing home exhibits neglect or misconduct, then they may fail to take care of sepsis when signs appear. Although many people may not be aware of it, nursing home abuse is incredibly common in the United States. “Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as 5 million elders who are abused each year. One study estimated that only 1 in 14 cases of abuse are reported to authorities,” per the National Council on Aging (NCOA).
It can be difficult to confront nursing home abuse when you or a loved one suffers from sepsis. In many cases, the harrowing health complications of such an issue can cloud your judgment, making it tough to see a clear path forward. When you have a lawyer working on your behalf, they can help you to discover your options. If another party caused your pain and suffering, then they should be held liable for their neglect, abuse, or misconduct.
An Austin sepsis lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will stand by your side as you confront an act of nursing home abuse that you or a loved one experienced. We understand that this process is not simple, and we will strive to help you and your family members in any way we can. Our lawyers work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you pay no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. We will communicate with any involved parties on your behalf and keep you updated as we pursue any forms of financial awards that you may be eligible to recover. Contact us today to learn more.
Pursuing Financial Recovery
Nursing homes have a responsibility to diagnose and treat their patients. Signs of an infection often surface with obvious symptoms and warning signs. When not accurately addressed, an infection can develop into sepsis. As such, the role of the nursing home is crucial in preventing harm caused by sepsis.
There are many ways for nursing homes and facilities to prevent acts of nursing home abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Protective factors include “Effective monitoring systems, solid institutional policies, and procedures regarding patient care, regular training on elder abuse and neglect for employees, education and clear guidance on durable power of attorney and how it is to be used, [and] regular visits by family members, volunteers, and social workers,” per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A lawyer will help you pursue any financial awards that you may be owed when a nursing home fails to diagnose and treat sepsis. With evidence and the law on their side, a lawyer will work to establish a liable party. From here, they will communicate with any parties related to your case on your behalf. You may be entitled to financial awards to cover the following:
- Ongoing healthcare costs
- Funeral costs
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income and provision
- Pain and suffering
For a free legal consultation with a Sepsis Lawyer serving Austin, call (800) 794-0444
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Sepsis is a potentially deadly condition that can progress quickly if it is not properly diagnosed and treated. When a nursing home facility fails to act promptly, it is easy to find yourself feeling angry and confused. Adding legal and financial troubles on top of your personal troubles only makes things that much more complicated. Having a lawyer working on your behalf can give you time to focus on getting back to your life.
An Austin sepsis lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will defend the legal rights of you and your loved ones after an act of nursing home abuse. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means that we take our fee from any settlement amount that we get you. If another party was responsible for your pain and suffering, then they should pay for treatment, not you. Contact the team in our office today by picking up the phone and calling us at (800) 842-6336.