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Sepsis Rates On The Rise in NJ Hospitals

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Friday, June 30th, 2017

According to an article in the Morristown Patch, sepsis kills nearly 2,000 Garden State residents a year and the state’s overall sepsis mortality rate has been on the rise since 2010.  New Jersey’s sepsis death rate is 1.5 times that of the nationwide norm and according to NJ Spotlight for nearly one in three patients in New Jersey, the condition is fatal.

In 2010, 16.5 per 100,000 New Jersey residents died of sepsis.   That number climbed to 17.9 in 2015, says the State Department of Health. “While sepsis protocols have been an increasing focus of New Jersey hospitals, we know early identification and prompt treatment of sepsis is critical to survival,” reported Health commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett.

For more information on how New Jersey could become one of a handful of states to require hospitals to follow strict protocols for addressing bacterial blood infections follow the link below:

https://patch.com/new-jersey/morristown/blood-infections-n-j-hospitals-are-climbing-heres-where

For more information on what to do if you or a loved one has experienced a sepsis infection please call Sherri Warfel, Esquire at 609-520-0900 or visit our website at www.pralaw.com.