Sepsis is a life-threatening illness typically caused by an infection that causes a dangerous internal reaction, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sepsis is a complication that arises from an already existing infection that can be deadly, especially for older people.
If your elderly parent or spouse suffered from sepsis because of abuse or neglect in their nursing home setting, you could be entitled to financial compensation by filing a nursing home abuse claim. If your loved one succumbed to sepsis, a Boca Raton sepsis lawyer might also help you explore a wrongful death claim.
Review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s current medical condition or their sepsis-related demise with a member of our case review team. Contact the legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling (800) 747-3733 to learn more about the potential compensation you might be entitled to.
Recognize the Signs of Sepsis in Your Loved One
Sepsis is a serious medical condition that requires immediate emergency medical attention. Do not delay getting medical intervention as soon as possible if you believe your loved one is suffering from sepsis. According to the CDC, signs of sepsis you should be aware of include:
- Increased heart rate
- Low blood pressure
- Mental confusion
- Cognitive disorientation
- Severe pain or discomfort
- Shortness of breath
- Skin that is clammy to the touch
- Persistent sweating
Without immediate medical treatment, sepsis can quickly cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death. If you become aware of one or more of these warning signs and symptoms in your elderly parent or spouse while visiting them in their nursing home, seek medical attention without delay.
If your loved one suffered from an infection that was left untreated or from sepsis that went undiagnosed or untreated in their Boca Raton nursing home, you might have the basis of an insurance claim or lawsuit for financial compensation.
Prompt Medical Care Is Your Loved One’s Right
Every nursing home resident in Florida has state-mandated rights that must be enforced. According to Florida Statutes §429.28, your loved one’s rights include “access to adequate and appropriate health care.” Additional rights your elderly parent or spouse is entitled to include:
- A safe home free from abuse and neglect
- Consideration, respect, dignity, and privacy
- Access and control of their private living quarters
- Freedom to participate in community services
Florida’s Nursing Home Bill of Rights entitles your loved one to health care as often as it is needed. When you consult with our legal team, a Boca Raton sepsis lawyer may be able to help you uncover the cause of your loved one’s sepsis and the options you have for financial recovery. Contact a member of the nursing home abuse and neglect team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling (800) 747-3733 today.
Our Team Will Consult with Medical Experts as Needed
Proving nursing home abuse or neglect that stems from medical issues or affects your family member’s health might require the opinions and medical knowledge of health care experts. If needed, our legal team will consult with medical experts to review and analyze your loved one’s medical records. We might also:
- Request copies of your loved one’s medical records
- Request the results of blood tests and relevant lab work
In addition to these documents, we might scrutinize the medication dosages, hospital and doctor visits, and all records of health care your loved one received while they were in residence at their Boca Raton nursing home. Our team will aim to use this evidence, documentation, and medical opinions to prove neglect and assign financial liability to the at-fault nursing home.
Financial Recovery After a Sepsis Diagnosis
You may be entitled to compensation for the full range of medical care your loved one requires. You may also recover awards for lost income, pain and suffering, and mental and emotional distress. If your loved one does not survive sepsis, you might also be entitled to recoup the costs of their funeral and burial expenses.
Discuss the full range of recoverable expenses you might be entitled to with the lawyer who represents your compensation claim. Our goal is to ensure you do not overlook any expenses and that you receive the full range of eligible financial recovery you and your family deserve.
Do Not Let the Clock Run Out on Your Claim
Because your loved one’s nursing home is in Boca Raton, your right to file a compensation claim for nursing home abuse is determined by Florida Statutes §400.0236. According to the statute of limitations, you generally have as little as two years to file your lawsuit, or you may forfeit your right to file it at all.
With enough notice, our team will not let the statutory clock run out on your right to file a lawsuit for financial compensation. If your loved one was abused or neglected in their nursing home and later hospitalized for sepsis, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a member of our client intake team as soon as possible to make sure your lawsuit is filed on time.
A Boca Raton Sepsis Lawyer Will Fight for Your Compensation
If someone you love was diagnosed with sepsis, or succumbed to sepsis, because of nursing home abuse or neglect, our personal injury team can help you explore your options for financial recovery. Get responsive legal care that goes the extra mile for you when you contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling (800) 747-3733. Our goal is to allow you and your family to focus on the health and recovery of your elderly family member while we take care of everything else.
We Can Help.