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Infection & Sepsis Claims in Oregon

Our Portland Attorney Holds Doctors & Hospitals Accountable

Going to a hospital for a surgical procedure is already stressful enough. You are trusting that your health and well-being are being taken care of in the hands of a doctor and their medical team. In any surgical procedure, you will need time to recover, usually involving time away from work and extra care from friends and family members. With all of the concerns that are involved with a surgical procedure, the last thing you need to worry about is a medical professional incompetently performing their job.

There are many reasons why doctors can make mistakes, ranging from the overall stress of the job to abuse of drugs and alcohol. Just because one part of your medical treatment went well does not mean the doctor’s job is complete. When a medical professional does not take the proper care in your treatment following a surgery, you are entitled to hold them responsible for their actions and the personal injury they caused you.

Contact a Portland medical malpractice lawyer to learn about your options today!

How do I know if I am a victim of sepsis & malpractice?

One of the most common mistakes made by doctors causing sepsis, or a bacterial infection of the bloodstream. The body will identify an infection in the body and release chemicals aimed at fighting this infection. Sepsis can be life-threatening if not discovered and treated early, usually affecting the elderly and those that have compromised immune systems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75,000 patients each year in hospitals alone die from sepsis and infection. This is unacceptable. Sepsis and infection are preventable, and medical professionals are trained to identify symptoms when they arise.

Sepsis can be caused by:

  • Undiagnosed infections
  • Improperly treated infections
  • Intravenous lines
  • Bed sores
  • Surgical wounds

If not discovered, sepsis can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. Victims of sepsis may find themselves experiencing:

  • Low blood pressure
  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Gangrene
  • Memory loss and impairment
  • Amputation
  • Rapid breathing
  • Kidney failure
  • Death

Being in a state of sepsis and infection is a medical emergency. While it can be treated with antibiotics, most cases also require constant diligence, fluids, and additional treatment options. Failing to identify the symptoms of sepsis or improperly caring for someone that is in septic shock is medical negligence and must be treated accordingly.

Put Our Years Of Experience To Work For You

Attorney Patrick L. Block has dedicated his legal practice to fighting for those that have been taken advantage of or neglected by the doctors and medical professionals that were supposed to care for them. If you or a loved one have experienced an infection following a surgery or if you are wondering whether you have a medical malpractice claim in Portland, our attorney’s over 20 years of legal knowledge is an asset.

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