Sepsis And Other Infections In Nursing Homes
Sepsis is an infection of the blood and if untreated can lead to serious and potentially fatal consequences. Sepsis and other infections are common in nursing home residents and must be taken seriously.
Nursing home staff members have an obligation to watch for signs of serious infection and to relay that information to the resident’s physician immediately so treatment can begin. Often, the quicker treatment is started, the better chance of recovery for the resident. If your loved one suffers from bedsores or other open wounds, he or she is at an increased risk for infection.
Signs of infection include:
- Fever and shaking/chills or a very low body temperature
- Decreased urination
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid breathing
If you notice any of the above signs, report it to a medical professional immediately.
Helping Victims Of Infections At Nursing Homes In Illinois
If you or a loved one has suffered an infection resulting in injury or death in an Illinois nursing home or hospital, you may be entitled to compensation. Learn about your legal options by calling 847-640-1676 or completing an online contact form. Rosenberg, Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC, offers a free consultation at our Arlington Heights law office or in Chicago, by appointment.