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Stages of Sepsis from nursing home abuse and neglect.

Infections / Sepsis

Stages of a
Sepsis Infection

Sepsis is a severe response to infection, posing a life-threatening medical crisis. It occurs when an existing infection sets off a dangerous chain reaction within the body, often originating from the lung, urinary tract, skin, or gastrointestinal tract. Sometimes called septicemia or blood poisoning, sepsis can escalate quickly, causing tissue damage, organ failure, and potentially fatal outcomes if not promptly and properly treated.

While anyone can develop sepsis, those that are at higher risk typically include individuals over the age of 65, with weakened immune systems, chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, cancer, and kidney disease, recent severe illnesses like aspiration pneumonia, or recent hospitalizations. Residents who suffer from incontinence or who lack proper hygiene are also at risk for developing sepsis.


In many instances, sepsis can either be avoided or properly managed through early intervention and treatment. If your loved one suffered from sepsis while in a nursing home, contact the experienced attorneys at FIDJ, before it’s too late.

*The information contained herein is not, and must not be construed as medical advice.

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