Is sepsis a sign of nursing home neglect?

Sepsis is a blood infection caused by bacteria that enters through open wounds on the body or through IV lines or catheters. It is a very serious infection and if not treated immediately, it can become devastating.

Sepsis occurs when infections that would otherwise be treated quickly or even prevented are left ignored and untreated. There are a few ways to tell if sepsis in a nursing home resident happened as a direct result of neglect. Some of the signs include: the resident having untreated wounds or bedsores, linens not being cleaned on a regular basis, the resident wearing the same clothes for days at a time, the nursing staff being inattentive or overworked, the nursing home areas not being cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis, the nursing home resident complaining of being left alone too long or neglected/not treated in a timely manner, and if there is no hot water or regular bathing taking place.

If one of your loved ones has developed sepsis and you think it could be a result of neglect in a nursing home, you should bring your case to a dedicated nursing home neglect lawyer who concentrates on these types of issues. Contact Malman Law today.