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Sepsis, or blood poisoning, is a dangerous condition with potentially life-threatening consequences. While the infection can originate from a variety of causes, it is sometimes the result of negligent actions by a medical care provider. In addition, even in situations where the physician is not at fault, failure to diagnose and treat sepsis in a timely manner can prove deadly. If you or your loved one was diagnosed with sepsis, count on the law firm of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. for reliable advice about your medical malpractice claim.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define sepsis as “a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection.” When the body senses an infection, it releases immune chemicals into the bloodstream. These chemicals can cause relaxation of blood vessels within the body, leading to the development of dangerous low blood pressure. The blood is not able to adequately flow through the arteries and veins, which deprives the organs and brain of necessary oxygen and nutrients.
Sepsis can occur at any time, in response to any level of infection; but it is most commonly associated with conditions like pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and peritonitis. Some of the germs often associated with sepsis include staph, e. coli, and strep.