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CDC Announces Public Awareness Campaign Warning on Threat of Sepsis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 1 and 3 million Americans are diagnosed with sepsis each year and 15-20% of them will die. Sepsis is a blood borne infection that can be diagnosed with blood tests and a blood culture. It is treated with oral and/or intravenous antibiotics.

Sepsis is especially life threatening to children and those over the age of 65, who are the most vulnerable. Sepsis develops when the immune system attacks an infection resulting in inflammation throughout the entire body.The body then undergoes a cascade of changes, including blood clots and leaky blood vessels that impair blood flow to critical organs. "For every hour without antibiotics, the probability of dying goes up by 8%", according to Dr. Jim O'Brien, the chairman of Sepsis Alliance

According a report in the New York Times, "the CDC is starting a major public awareness campaign to make sepsis a household word. The first step is to teach people to seek treatment quickly when a loved begins to show symptoms of sepsis, which include chills or fever; extreme pain or discomfort; clammy or sweaty skin; confusion or disorientation; shortness of breath; and a high heart rate." The New York Times also reported that: "A new state law...requires hospitals in New York to screen all patients for sepsis in order to start treatment early."

Ronald C. Burke, Esq

Trial Attorney with 30+ Years of Experience Attorney Ronald C. Burke, Esq. has more than 30 years of experience and has focused his career on representing clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice and legal malpractice. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and has won many seven-figure settlements and verdicts for his clients over the years, including many case victories listed among the largest in the history of the state. He has been featured in the news and is a regular lecturer for the New York County Lawyers Association, as well as having lectured before the New York State Bar Association. Ronald is also an attorney with Kelner & Kelner, a New York personal injury law firm. Awards and Accolades Mr. Burke's awards and accolades are many. Among them, he has been included in New York Super Lawyers® each year since 2010, and he has received the highest-possible AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Verdict Search, a part of the New York Law Journal, frequently recognizes his notable successes after winning some of the highest settlements and verdicts in past years. He was also featured in their list of the "Top New York Verdicts of 2011" and "Top New York Settlements of 2012." He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. When Attorney Burke is not handling legal malpractice cases, he is highly involved in the local community. He is a member of the Village of Rockville Centre Volunteer Fire Department, has served on the local school board and as Chairman of the local Zoning Board. Learn more about Attorney Burke and how he can skillfully handle your malpractice case by contacting the Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke, Esq. right away to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. Our firm is here to help! Contact a New York Legal Malpractice Attorney Our firm provides each client's case with thorough preparation and aggressive representation, ensuring that you win the best possible results for your case whether it is settled or goes to trial. As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Burke can provide the strong and relentless representation you need to establish negligence in a legal malpractice case and to recover any damages you may have suffered. Our firm can recover compensation for pre-trial and trial malpractice, violations of fee arrangements, loss of income, pain and suffering, and much more. Contact us today!

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