Although elderly and immuno-suppressed people are at highest risk of suffering from septic shock,medical malpractice victims of all ages are at risk when their infection isn’t detected, diagnosed, or treated by hospital staff or other medical personnel. If you’ve suffered injuries related to septic shock, contact the Law Offices of Peter W. Summerill to file your sepsis claims. Our Utah attorneys can fight for the compensation that you rightfully deserve.
Sepsis has many causes and most can be traced back to the negligent care of a doctor, nurse, or hospital staff. Patients who are left unattended for extended periods of time can develop bed sores, leading to serious wounds and infections. Improper administration and sanitization of intravenous lines that go straight into a patient’s bloodstream can lead to serious infection. Patients who enter – and leave – the emergency room with undiagnosed infections are also at risk, as are patients recovering from surgery who aren’t given proper and regular medication to close up wounds related to surgery.