Posts Tagged 'sepsis'

Multimillion Dollar Award Issued Against Military Medical Center

tripler medical center at center of one of largest medical malpractice awards in history of HawaiiThe infection that set in after Navy officer Marites Campano gave birth at Hawaii’s Tripler Army Medical Center could have and should have been treated with IV antibiotics. Instead, doctors and staff did nothing, even when faced with a patient in extraordinary pain for two days. Campano eventually became septic and now is faced with years of dialysis and the prospect ...

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Sepsis: Are You at Risk?

A recent Philly.com story takes a look at the risks and symptoms of sepsis.

Sepsis is the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer in the United States. It is estimated that 258,000 Americans die each year from sepsis. Yet, many people do not know what sepsis is, let alone the risks of the illness.

The Sepsis Alliance defines sepsis as “the presence of pathogenic organisms or their toxins in the blood ...

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