Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston explains how a “dirty” needle lead to an infection and ultimately sepsis in a hospital patient. How a medical professional’s failure to properly place an IV line and failure to follow aseptic technique lead to sepsis during the patient’s hospital stay. The patient was on the way to the hospital. This patient was being transported to the hospital due to an emergency condition.
A relative was also transported with the patient. On their way to the hospital the medical personnel had several failed attempts at placing an IV line in the patient. According to the relative who was being transported with the patient, the medical person never swabbed the skin with antiseptic solution and repeatedly dropped the exposed needle before inserting it into the skin after a failed first attempt.
Subsequently, the patient developed an infection at the IV puncture site and severe sepsis during the hospital stay. So why am I sharing this important information with you today? Because you may looking for answers. Because you may have developed sepsis during your hospital stay and the infection can be tracked back to the failure of your medical staff to follow aseptic procedures.
Here’s what you can do. Pick up the phone and give me a call at 301-850-4832. If you would prefer to send me an email you can do that too. Just email me at email@example.com. We answer questions like yours regarding Maryland medical malpractice law all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.