Sepsis (sometimes referred as septicemia) tops the list of the 10 most expensive inpatient conditions, according to the CDC. The reason is because an infection is running amok in a patient’s body and can cause multiple organ failure and death.
Attorney Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team® have handled many lawsuit settlements where the patient developed sepsis from a bacterial infection. Our clients have been victims of outbreaks of illness caused by contaminated food, water, and medical products, both prescription and over-the-counter. Our lawyers are some of the few in the nation who have won money for clients sickened by dangerous pathogens like Campylobacter, E. coli, Hepatitis A, Legionella (causes Legionnaires’ disease), Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella and Vibrio. We are also handling over 60 cases of Cyclospora infection, one of the very few outbreaks of this illness in the United States.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Sepsis occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger inflammation throughout the body. This inflammation can trigger a cascade of changes that can damage multiple organ systems, causing them to fail. If sepsis progresses to septic shock, blood pressure drops dramatically, which may lead to death.”
If the patient survives, the road to recovery can be long, and some are left with permanent damage. For families who lose a loved one, it is emotionally and often financially devastating. Our clients seek justice from food processors, restaurants, retailers, drug manufacturers and others in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits for full and adequate compensation, which may include amounts for hospital and other medical expenses, cost of care, lost wages and other income, pain, emotional suffering, disability and loss of quality of life.
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