Illinois Sepsis & Septic Shock Attorney
Almost two million Americans sustain a septic infection every year. Sepsis, or septic shock, is usually a body’s extreme overreaction to a bacterial infection. Other infections, like flu or COVID-19, could also lead to septic shock. Sepsis occurs when, instead of simply fighting foreign cells, the body treats every cell as hostile, and it declares war on all of them. Infections that lead to sepsis most often start in the urinary tract, skin, lung, or gastrointestinal tract. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, followed by organ failure and death.
Failure to appreciate risk factors is one of the leading causes of sepsis. These risk factors include age (extremely young or extremely old), a compromised immune system, or a recent hospitalization. Some doctors do not connect risk factors to the possibility of sepsis. Others dismiss risk factors as “borderline” conditions that don’t require expensive and time-consuming interventions.
Failure to promptly respond to sepsis symptoms is a problem as well. These symptoms include physical problems, like hypotension (low blood pressure), arrhythmia (unusual heart rate), and extreme pain, as well as mental issues, like disorientation and confusion. The aforementioned sepsis chain (tissue damage, organ failure, death) is very short. If the medical staff doesn’t react very quickly, the situation is normally unmanageable.
In contrast, the diligent Illinois sepsis and septic shock attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman believe in planning our work and working our plan. This simple and straightforward approach, when combined with open communication and some other details, usually produces results which exceed our clients’ expectations.
Why Should We File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Frequently, victims hesitate to file legal claims in these situations. A legal claim does not reverse the serious injury. Furthermore, as for the medical bills, either the government, a private charity, or a health insurance company often pays them.
Indeed, no one can turn back the hands of time and reverse the effects of a serious injury. But, the available compensation makes these effects easier to deal with. Additionally, financial compensation means not having to depend on the kindness of strangers or government largesse.
A medical malpractice claim is not just about accepting responsibility for a past mistake. These claims also help prevent future incidents. If an Chicago sepsis and septic shock attorney obtains a large judgment, the matter makes the headlines and also encourages doctors to alter the way they treat their patients. No one wants to wind up in court.
How Do We Pick the Right Attorney?
These claims are quite complex. Your attorney needs the right combination of experience, dedication, and accessibility.
The experience should include both practice experience and trial experience. Practice experience gives your attorney familiarity with the issues in a medical malpractice case. Trial experience means your attorney is willing to stay with you until the end of the line.
Dedication means commitment to medical negligence cases. These matters are very complex, so this area must not simply be a side-show for a general practice attorney. Accessibility means your attorney is available to meet with you and answer your questions.
As you evaluate possible legal representatives, bear in mind that the sooner you begin working with a attorney, the sooner your attorney begins fighting for you.
Reach out to a Compassionate Chicago Cook County Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced sepsis and septic shock attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.