When we think of malpractice, we don’t think about nurses. Serious mistakes in healthcare can occur in the rank of nurses.
The largest integrated health care system in the United States is the Veterans Health Administration. Considering the fact that veterans literally put their lives on the line for their country, the government owes all veterans access to quality health care services. However, a recent report is showing that the care at these facilities is not always what it should be and patients are the ones paying the price.
For many individuals who suffer a catastrophic injury or debilitating disease that results in paralysis, the prognosis for returning function to their legs can be a dim one. However, recent advances in technology and medicine have seen some innovative applications that are helping some patients walk once again, which could give hope to those who have suffered from medical malpractice injuries.
Sepsis is the body’s attempt to overcome an infection. It used to be referred to misleadingly as a bloodstream infection or “blood poisoning,” implying that sepsis was simply an infection the body could not handle. It’s not. It’s an over-enthusiastic immune response to an infection that causes inflammation and tissue damage. It can lead to shock, damage requiring amputation, organ failure, and even death.