Sepsis After a Surgery? Could be New York Medical Malpractice


Sepsis and New York Medical Malpractice: Sepsis After Surgery is a Sign of a Mistake

Before surgery, you will be told a number of times that an infection is a normal and accepted risk of surgery.  Most of us already know this.  And you will have to sign form after form acknowledging this risk, along with another litany of potential risks ranging from a rash to wrongful death.  Yes, death.  But this does not always mean that an infection you acquire at a hospital is an accepted risk.  No, it could actually still be New York medical malpractice that a Kingston medical malpractice lawyer should follow.  In fact, you may need one to ensure your rights are protected when doctors don’t protect your health.

While you consent to the risks of getting an infection, you don’t consent to having that infection misdiagnosed, delayed in diagnosis, or allowing it to grow to uncontrollable strength—such as when it grows to sepsis.  

Sepsis is the reaction that your body produces when the infection goes from the local site to your blood.  This means that bacteria or a virus could be in your bloodstream and sent throughout your body.  Your body reacts to this by trying to ward off and fight the infection.  This can produce many antihistamines and white blood cells to fight back.  But this reaction can be too powerful and disrupt your body’s normal functioning.  This can lead to serious personal injury or wrongful death.  This is why sepsis is so dangerous, but it is also in part due to the fact that sepsis only develops when an infection is allowed to fester and go into your blood.

This is why any patient who has sepsis after a surgery should call a Kingston medical malpractice lawyer.  When you consent to the risk of infection after surgery, you do not consent to that infection being mistreated or growing into sepsis. But what do you think?  I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment or I also welcome your phone call on my toll-free cell at 1-866-889-6882 or you can drop me an e-mail at  You are always welcome to request my FREE book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, at the home page of my website at