Schwartz Injury Law

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Chicago, IL Nursing Home Sepsis Lawyers

DuPage County Sepsis Attorney

Attorneys for Sepsis Cases in Cook County Nursing Homes

Sepsis, also known as septicemia, is a serious and often life-threatening medical condition that is common among individuals with weak immune systems. This condition originates as a bacterial infection in the bloodstream, and it is exacerbated by the body's inability to properly fight the infection. Sepsis is all too common among nursing home patients, who often contract the condition due to negligence or abuse.

At Schwartz Injury Law, we have in-depth experience fighting on behalf of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Our nursing home team has secured numerous victories for our clients, and we have established a successful track record going up against even the most well-funded adversaries.

When a Chicago area nursing home patient develops sepsis, we go to work immediately to thoroughly investigate the case and identify red flags that may be a strong indication of inadequate staffing and/or other signs of substandard care. Nursing home records differ in many important ways from hospital records. Our team is often able to find critical pieces of evidence from these records that can make the difference between the success or failure of the case.

Frequent Causes of Sepsis in Illinois Nursing Homes

Nursing home patients are at a high risk of developing sepsis. Because so many patients have weakened immune systems, they must be closely monitored for what may seem like even minor infections that cause bacteria to enter the bloodstream. These bacteria can originate from a number of sources, including:

When the body tries to fight the infection, it releases immune chemicals into the bloodstream. With sepsis sufferers, however, this causes widespread inflammation, which can result in restricted blood flow, blood clots, and severe organ damage. If not treated quickly and appropriately, organs such as the lungs, kidneys, and liver can begin to shut down, leading to septic shock, and in many cases, wrongful death.

Poor staffing levels and lack of proper medical care are common problems in nursing homes in Chicago and throughout the country. This creates conditions that greatly increase the likelihood of patients developing sepsis. For example, many nursing home patients are subjected to long periods of bed rest without repositioning, unsanitary conditions, and in the most egregious cases, wounds inflicted by physical abuse.

Speak with a Compassionate Cook County Nursing Home Sepsis Lawyer

At Schwartz Injury Law, we understand the enormous physical and emotional suffering victims of nursing home abuse and neglect go through, and our mission is to make the legal process as smooth and seamless as possible. We provide free consultations, highly personalized service, and the knowledge and resources necessary to secure favorable outcomes for our clients. If you or a loved one has developed sepsis in an Illinois nursing home, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today at 312-535-4625 for a free case evaluation. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, Winnebago County, and throughout Illinois.
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