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New Blood Test Could Help Diagnose and Treat Sepsis Faster and More Successfully

People with sepsis infections don’t have a lot of time to wait for medical tests. They need treatment quickly to potentially prevent serious complications and death. The results of a new study published in October 2019 may benefit people who seek medical treatment for certain…

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Septic Shock From Negligent Catheter Use in Kentucky Nursing Homes

Urinary tract infections account for about 20% of infections in long-term care facilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dangerous urinary tract infections can develop for many reasons, but sometimes it is because of catheter use. Catheter Use in Kentucky Nursing…

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Is Vitamin C an Effective Treatment for Sepsis?

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical treatment. Treatment for nursing home residents with sepsis often includes antibiotics and IV fluids. Treatment may also include corticosteroids, surgery, kidney dialysis, vasopressors, and breathing assistance. While one or more of these treatments may help a…

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Nursing Home Residents With Cancer at Risk for Deadly Sepsis When Neglected

Cancer patients are at an increased risk of developing sepsis. Both the disease and some cancer treatments—such as chemotherapy—make it harder to fight off infection, increasing the likelihood of developing sepsis. Despite this increased risk, nursing homes owe all residents, including residents with cancer, the…

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When Sepsis Treatment Isn’t Enough

Sepsis treatment can save lives and may help prevent severe complications, but it isn’t always effective. Unfortunately, some nursing home residents will die from sepsis, or suffer long-term health problems, even if they get the right treatment promptly after diagnosis. Possible Problems Caused by Sepsis…

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How to Know if You Have a Sepsis Lawsuit

Sepsis is always a dangerous medical condition, but a nursing home resident who develops sepsis does not always have the right to file a lawsuit. To bring a successful lawsuit against a nursing home, you must prove that the nursing home’s negligence caused the sepsis…

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