If abuse or neglect contributed to your loved one suffering from sepsis, you deserve a legal advocate who will fight for your compensation.
You and your loved one should not have to pay for someone’s negligence. A Tulsa sepsis lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can protect your rights and help you recover damages for medical bills and other losses.
We invite you to call now for a free case review with a member of our team. For your convenience, we can talk with you at your home, the hospital, or by phone. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
What Is Sepsis
Sepsis occurs when your body overreacts to a primary infection, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Your immune system releases too many chemicals into your bloodstream. This causes inflammation that may create blood clots, internal bleeding, and organ damage.
Sepsis can be fatal, particularly in elderly people who already have chronic medical conditions or compromised immune systems. Each year, sepsis takes the lives of more than 270,000 adults.
How Nursing Homes Can Be Liable for Sepsis
Sepsis is a secondary medical condition that is fueled by an initial infection. Therefore, the best way to prevent sepsis is to prevent the initial infection. Most cases of sepsis are from a bacterial infection, but it can also be viral or fungal, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Nursing home employees who fail to uphold accepted levels of care and who fail to prevent an initial infection that leads to sepsis may be held accountable.
Infections can be prevented by such actions as:
- Turn and reposition bedridden residents or residents in wheelchairs to avoid pressure points or bedsores that can become infected.
- Keep medical equipment, including catheters and needles, clean and sterilized.
- Monitor patients for signs of pneumonia or bronchitis.
- Regularly check patients with edema (swelling) for open cuts, wounds, or sores.
- Practice good hygiene, such as wearing gloves, washing hands, and using hand sanitizer.
- Keep rooms and surfaces clean and disinfected.
A Tulsa sepsis lawyer can establish if there is negligence and seek compensation on your behalf. For a free case review with a member of our team, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
For a free legal consultation with an sepsis lawyer serving Tulsa, call (800) 794-0444
How We Can Help
Proving negligence in a nursing home is a complex process. Our firm has the resources to investigate, file a claim, or take your case to court if necessary.
You and your loved one could recover compensation if our lawyers prove that:
- The nursing home owed your loved one a duty of care to use accepted medical practices to avoid injury or illness.
- The nursing home breached this duty of care through abuse or neglect.
- This breach of duty caused your loved one to develop sepsis.
- The sepsis diagnosis created damages in the form of economic and emotional loss.
A lawyer can help you recover damages on a contingency basis. This means that you pay nothing up front, and our firm is paid a portion of the damages that we recover for you.
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How We Prove Liability
A lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can collect evidence to prove how the nursing home was negligent in your spouse or parent developing sepsis.
This evidence might include:
- Medical information, including imaging tests, blood tests, and other records that show how and when the sepsis likely occurred.
- Written statements from nursing home staff, residents, and other witnesses.
- Investigation into prior incidents, complaints, or violations.
- Documentation or testimony that the nursing home was negligent in preventing sepsis, or that they were slow to respond and get emergency medical care.
You should know that the nursing home might also have an attorney who can try to refute your case. That is why it might be beneficial to choose a law firm that handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases.
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Damages for Sepsis
You and your loved one may be awarded for damages that might include:
- Medical care and treatment
- Transportation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Relocation and moving expenses
Each case is different, but many nursing homes prefer to settle without going to trial.
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If a loved one suffered from sepsis due to abuse or neglect, call a Tulsa sepsis lawyer to help you hold a negligent nursing home accountable. For a free case review, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.