Bacteremia

Blood is a sterile substance that brings oxygen and nutrients to an individual’s various body parts. When it becomes infected with bacteria, the individual is at risk of serious illness, which could result in the individual’s death. Bacteremia is a medical term that describes the presence of bacteria in the blood.

Bacteremia often occurs because of medical malpractice. If you or someone you love suffered from bacteremia after receiving medical treatment, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.

How Bacteremia Occurs

Since healthy blood is sterile, it is free from harmful contaminants. Bacteremia occurs when bacteria contaminates the blood. Bacteria may become introduced to the blood in a number of ways, especially in a medical setting.

Individuals may suffer bacteremia when:

  • They are injected with contaminated needles
  • They receive dental work from a dentist using unsanitary instruments
  • They receive surgery from a surgeon using unsanitary instruments
  • They have catheters that are contaminated

Bacteremia may put an individual at greater risk for sepsis or septic shock, both of which have high mortality rates.

Individuals who suffer bacteremia because of medical malpractice may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible medical professionals. Those affected by bacteremia are advised to discuss their legal rights and options with a Sheboygan personal injury lawyer.

Contact Us

Bacteremia is a dangerous medical condition that often occurs because of a healthcare professional’s negligence. If you or your loved one suffered bactermia after receiving medical treatment, contact the Sheboygan medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.