Q: Can I sue the hospital for sending me home with severe sepsis without any antibiotics?

I was hospitalized for over 3 weeks at my local hospital. I went cause I had cellulitis & the medication my primary prescribed didn't work. By the time I went to the E.R. I had 3 different antibiotics thru about 2-3 weeks. Was told after the 2nd round if it didn't work to come to be given intravenous antibiotics. During my 3 week stay it began to affect my kidneys which I have had glomerulonephritis since the age of 19 now in 43. They tried many different intravenous antibiotics & on the day they told me they were sending me home told me my kidneys stabilized so I was being sent home. I asked the doctor tending to me what about the red blotch on my thigh & his answer was that he didn't know what it was 100% sure & sent me home having the cellulitis extremely bigger than when I first arrived at the hospital. I was concerned of the severity that I went to another county & in 5 days they had resolved the cellulitis which upon release my paperwork read severe sepsis w/ end organ damage.

1 Lawyer Answer
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You will need to consult a medical malpractice attorney for an assessment of your case. Medical malpractice cases are complicated and fact intensive.

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