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Outpatient Surgery— Why Even Relatively Healthy Patients are at Risk for Developing Pressure Sores During Recovery
A resident of Peoria went into St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Rockford for surgery to repair bilateral fractures in the spring of 2003. A year later, he died from complications due to pressure sores after losing the lower part of his left leg as part of the effort to keep…read more »
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Septic shock, also referred to as severe sepsis, septicemic shock, endotoxic shock, warm shock or bacteremic shock, is a very serious medical condition that is indicative of the advanced form of sepsis. Most cases of septic shock can be traced to exposure to bacteria, virus or fungus that may enter…read more »
Is there a correlation between bed sores and the development of a systemic infection known as sepsis?
As if the physical pain and emotional turmoil is not enough for people who have developed a bed sore, the open wound puts them at an increased risk for serious medical complications that can delay healing and cause further problems including a potentially life-threatening condition known as sepsis….
In Britain, the daughter of a man who died as a result of infected pressure sores is publicly raising questions about his death.
“To know that more could and should have been done to prevent his suffering is simply unbearable,” said 32-year-old Louise Norton, in an interview with the Reading …
A recent joint study from Vanderbilt and Brown Universities found that hospital patients 65 and older have a fairly high risk of developing sepsis…, or illness caused by severe blood infection. Sepsis (also called severe sepsis, sepsis infection, and septic shock) is a potentially deadly condition that’s often causedread more »
In Galveston, Texas, a family is suing a Texas City-based nursing home, saying it failed to properly care for their family member’s severe pressure sores. The bed sores, the family claims, resulted in Christopher Murphy’s early death.
According to court documents, Murphy was a patient at the Hearthstone at …
A nursing home in Sheffield, England has admitted it was at fault in the death of a 78-year-old female patient, according to a BBC report.
Doreen Betts, who died in May, 2009, contracted sepsis after developing severe pressure sores on her feet. Sepsis …is a serious blood infection that has a
Survival rates for sepsis patients is dependent on how quickly the medical facility identifies the problem and implements treatment
Many of our nursing home negligence and medical malpractice cases involve patients who may have developed a pressure sore only to be confronted with another medical problem– sepsis. Sepsis… is a severe infection that effects the complete body. Due to the open wounds that accompany advanced pressure sores (also calledread more »
The family of a former nursing home patient at Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation (Illinois) has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility in connection to the death of their family member. The nursing home negligence lawsuit claims that the within a week of admission to the nursing home, the…read more »
Deciding whether to have an autopsy performed on a loved one is indeed a very personal decision for a family to make following a death. An autopsy can help a family get answers to not only the cause of death, and in the case of potential medical negligence, what– if…read more »
In cases involving severe bed sores (also referred to as: pressure sores, decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers) on the buttocks or sacrum, a physician may recommend a surgical procedure to prevent fecal material getting into the wounds. The surgical procedure is referred to as a ‘colostomy’ or ’diverting colostomy’.
If your loved one has a bed sore and is later diagnosed with sepsis then there is a strong likelihood that the sepsis is due to the bed sore… or open wound. Sepsis is an illness caused by infection in the bloodstream by bacteria.
Sepsis (also referred to as: severe
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