Sepsis shock is another name for sepsis,
the serious and severe illness that results from a bloodstream infection.
When sepsis shock occurs because of nursing home neglect, a resident
may have a poor prognosis due to other health complications that
exist, in addition to a reduced immunity level. Bed-ridden nursing
home residents have an increased risk for sepsis shock because untreated
bedsores can lead to a bloodstream infection.
Sepsis shock is a life-threatening condition that
can be difficult to effectively treat. Every person with sepsis
shock responds to varying treatments differently, some people will
benefit while others will have worsened conditions. It is extremely
important to receive timely and appropriate sepsis shock treatment.
By eliminating nursing home abuse, instances of sepsis shock can