Can an Amputation After Sepsis in Oregon be Medical Malpractice? Our Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Shares Important Information
As a young child we are taught that an infection is dangerous. This is especially true for wound care such as a dirty cut after falling, or a scab that we know not to pick at. Anytime you hear about an infection, you know that a doctor usually prescribes antibiotics or otherwise quickly treats the problem by cleaning the wound and applying antibacterial ointment. This is because an infection is serious and it can be life-threatening. When an infection is not treated seriously, it can result in catastrophic personal injury or the wrongful death. This is because an infection can lead to sepsis which is a medical emergency which includes loss of life or limb. An amputation after sepsis in Oregon could be medical malpractice.
Our Portland medical malpractice lawyer understands that amputations after sepsis in Oregon are serious issues and likely signs of medical recklessness, carelessness, or malpractice. We also understand that it can be a commonly avoided issue. This is because sepsis is a condition that usually can be detected and treated when it is a simple infection rather than allowing it to become a massive problem. Anytime some has sepsis which results in an amputation, ask our lawyers for help.
What is Sepsis?
Sepsis is the body’s strong reaction to a pervasive infection. That is an infection that has continued for a long time or that has been allowed to grow worse. When that infection enters the blood, it can cause the body to react. The septic response is the body flooding itself with powerful bacteria-fighting chemicals. These chemicals can destroy bacteria, but they can also be caustic to the body. That means that they can result in serious injury to the rest of the body. That damage could cause injuries to nerves or to other tissue. The parts of the body which are injured first are usually the peripheral or parts furthers from the center. That means that feet, hands, toes, and fingers are the most likely parts of the body to be seriously injured.
Amputations Due to Sepsis
When sepsis is allowed to occur, it can result in damage to tissue which results in the need for an amputation. But if an infection is treated in a timely manner, it could mean that no sepsis would occur and that no amputation would be necessary. This is why amputations due to sepsis could be due to Oregon medical malpractice and need to be evaluated by our law firm.
The most common amputations due to sepsis include the following:
- Lower leg
- End of wrist
- Up to knee
- Up to elbow
- Entire arm
- Entire leg
- Damage to nose, and
- Many other serious types of amputations
Amputations due to Oregon medical malpractice could result in catastrophic damage or injuries to an innocent person when an infection is mistreated and allowed to fester into sepsis.
Ask our Amputation After Sepsis Lawyer for Help in Oregon Cases
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take medical malpractice cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.