Sepsis is a serious medical condition that affects more than 1 million Americans each year and leads to more than 258,000 annual deaths. And though the number and rate of hospitalizations for sepsis is on the rise, many consumers have never even heard of sepsis.
Combine that general lack of knowledge with the often devastating, long-term aftereffects of the condition – such as limb amputations – and it’s easy to see why sepsis cases result in a high frequency of medical malpractice claims that are associated with large settlement and judgment amounts.
In addition to providing excellent sepsis care, there are further steps hospitals and physicians can take to reduce the significant financial risks of sepsis-related malpractice lawsuits.
For the full article by TeamHealth’s own Dr. Kevin Klauer in Becker’s Hospital Review, click here.