Monday, 24 of September of 2018

New Medical Device Could Help Combat Sepsis

By Mark Favaloro, Medical Malpractice Lawyer

A colleague published an article in the Legal Examiner discussing the potential benefits of a new medical device that could quickly diagnose sepsis. The article mentions that the key for successful outcomes when a person has sepsis is the ability to quickly test for the bacteria and begin administering appropriate antibiotic treatment. In fact, one study has found that for every hour of delay in antibiotic treatment, the mortality rate increases by 7.6%. To learn more, read the story here:

Potential Good News to Prevent Sepsis on the Horizon

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