Phoenix Sepsis or Septicemia Lawyer
Serious infections are almost always preventable with prompt injury/illness diagnosis and proper medical care. When a patient receives subpar medical care, a wound could develop an infection that leads to a more serious health problem, such as sepsis or septicemia. These health issues could trace back to medical malpractice if the physician or hospital did not provide proper patient care.
If a doctor recently diagnosed you or a loved one with sepsis, septicemia, or septic shock, contact the Arizona personal injury lawyers at Gallagher & Kennedy. Our Phoenix sepsis and septicemia attorneys have obtained over $500 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of seriously injured clients over the last 40 years. Our medical malpractice group could help your family with a complex sepsis or septicemia lawsuit in Arizona. Contact us for a free consultation.
What Makes Us the Right Choice
- We are Arizona’s sixth-largest firm. We have the resources of a large firm, but provide the personal care and attention of a smaller group.
- We have proven our commitment to patients in Arizona by securing outstanding results in dozens of prior medical malpractice claims.
- We accept medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients do not pay unless we are able to obtain a recovery for them.
What Is Sepsis?
Sepsis is an extremely serious reaction to an infection in the body. It is an abnormal response to the release of natural chemicals in the body while fighting an infection, often resulting in inflammation. Sepsis can trigger a chain reaction that may damage multiple organs or prove fatal for the patient. If septic shock occurs, the patient’s blood pressure could dramatically decrease, potentially resulting in death.
Sepsis is most common in patients with weak immune systems, such as children or the elderly. It also occurs in patients with chronic health conditions, including diabetes and cancer. A patient increases his or her odds of surviving sepsis with early medical intervention such as IV fluids and strong antibiotics. The signs of sepsis are low blood pressure, rapid breathing and a change in mental status if the patient has a confirmed or probable infection. Call (602) 530-8400 to speak with one of our Phoenix sepsis attorneys and see if you have a case.
What Is Septicemia?
Septicemia, also called blood poisoning, is an infection in the bloodstream. Septicemia can happen when dangerous bacteria enter the bloodstream from an infection elsewhere in the body. The body’s natural circulation can then spread the bacteria throughout the body, leading to serious adverse health effects. Septicemia can be life-threatening – especially if it progresses to sepsis. Patients most at risk of developing septicemia are those with severe injuries, weak immune systems, existing medical conditions, and catheters. Symptoms can include rapid heart rate and breathing, fever, chills, confusion, and vomiting. Don’t hesitate to contact a Phoenix septicemia lawyer at Gallagher & Kennedy for a free consultation.
Pursuing Compensation for Sepsis or Septicemia
Burns, bedsores, skin conditions, lacerations, urinary tract infections, respiratory illnesses, and many other problems could lead to sepsis or septicemia. Urgent medical care is critical for surviving these life-threatening conditions. If a physician or health care center contributed to you or a loved one’s contraction of sepsis/septicemia or failed to properly treat the infection, you could be eligible for financial recovery.
- Existing and future health care costs
- Lost income from missed time at work
- Physical pain and mental suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Permanent disabilities
- Wrongful death
Speak to a Phoenix medical malpractice attorney from Gallagher & Kennedy for an honest evaluation of your potential claim. We will listen to your story, tell you if we believe you have a claim and take a results-driven approach to achieve your goals. Our lawyers will work for you, not for an insurance corporation or health care organization.
Contact a Phoenix Sepsis/Septicemia Lawyer
Initial consultations about medical malpractice claims are free at Gallagher & Kennedy. One of our friendly representatives can connect you to a lead attorney for a consultation at a time and location that works for you. Request your free, no-obligation case evaluation now at (602) 530-8400.