Chicago Sepsis Compensation Lawyer
Sepsis Injuries in Illinois Nursing Homes
Every year, 200,000 Americans die from sepsis. Reliable reports suggest that nearly 20 million people worldwide suffer from these bacterial blood infections. The Chicago Illinois personal injury lawyers here at Steven J. Malman & Associates have successfully litigated a variety of sepsis related injury claims.
Nursing homes can be havens for bacteria and viruses that cause infections. Elderly residents' weakened immune systems, relative social isolation, and medical complications put them at much higher risk -- not only for sepsis itself but also for complications from infection.
How Sepsis Starts
A variety of events can set the stage for infection. These can include:
- Recent surgery
- Forced bed rest
- Wearing physical restraints
- Lack of regular activity
- Lack of being repositioned in bed
- Medical problem that makes it difficult to move, such as inflammation or arthritis
- Improperly cut or maintained intravenous lines
- Generally unsanitary conditions
- Wounds from slip and falls or fractures
- Wounds inflicted by abusive, negligent, or reckless nursing home staff
If you or loved one has been the victim of sepsis - due to an improperly dressed bedsore or poorly inserted postoperative intravenous drip - the Chicago personal injury attorneys of Steven J. Malman & Associates can advise you. Speak with one of our representatives at any time - 24X7 - just by calling our office. Or visit us at www.MalmanLaw.com. Your call is free and completely confidential, and we provide claimants with a zero fee guarantee. Don't get overwhelmed by medical bills, guilt, and frustration. Our attorneys can help you take back control and get the help and compensation you deserve.