Sepsis Infection Due to Untreated Pressure Sore in Michigan Nursing Home

Our Michigan nursing home attorneys have significant experience in representing patients who have suffered from sepsis infection due to an untreated pressure sore, bed sore, or open wound.  Nursing home residents often develop pressure sores because the nursing home staff failed to take the proper precautions to prevent and treat the sore at the early stages.  Often, residents are at high risks for developing pressure sores due to a number of conditions.  It is the position of the nursing home staff to assess the patient and develop a care plan to prevent them from developing.

Sepsis infection is an illness caused by bacteria in the bloodstream. These bacteria frequently enter the body through open wounds, bed sores, or pressure sores.  Pressure sores that are not treated upon early stages are at risk for a sepsis infection.  Nursing home patients are often more vulnerable to a sepsis infection because their immune systems are worn down. Sepsis is a serious illness, which in severe cases can lead to death. Other serious medical conditions can be caused by sepsis as well, including, organ failure.

Sepsis Infection Symptoms 

To be diagnosed with sepsis, you must exhibit at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Fever above 101.3 F (38.5 C) or below 95 F (35 C)
  • Heart rate higher than 90 beats a minute
  • Respiratory rate higher than 20 breaths a minute
  • Probable or confirmed infection

Your diagnosis will be considered severe sepsis if you also exhibit at least one of the following signs and symptoms, which indicate organ dysfunction:

  • Areas of mottled skin
  • Significantly decreased urine output
  • Abrupt change in mental status
  • Decrease in platelet count
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Abnormal heart function

The nursing home staff, including both doctors and nurses, should be highly qualified and able to identify and diagnose these symptoms immediately.  If untreated or not properly treated, the infection will worsen and cause significant injury or even death.

No Fee Promise For Michigan Nursing Home Sepsis Infection Cases

We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home neglect case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Sepsis Infection Attorney

If your family member suffered sepsis from an open wound, bed sore or pressure sore in a Michigan nursing home, you should contact the Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately! Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home sepsis infection lawyers about your case. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.


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