Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in St. Louis
Diagnosed With TSS? Contact Millikan Wright, LLC.
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare disorder, triggered by a bacterial
infection, and is most commonly associated with the use of tampons, contraceptive
sponges or diaphragms. However, TSS has also been known to occur in men,
children and non-menstruating women. TSS can occur after surgery, or because
of a wound that may have allowed bacteria to enter the bloodstream.
Contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Millikan Wright, LLC if you
believe you have been harmed due to toxic shock syndrome. We can evaluate
your case in a complimentary, no-obligation consultation and let you know
the course of action that best fits your needs. Then, we will utilize
our resources to secure the outcome that you are entitled to.
Causes of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
TSS is caused by toxins produced by the Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria
or toxins produced by group A streptococcus (strep) bacteria. Symptoms
for TSS can develop very suddenly, and this condition can be fatal. Anyone
that is suffering from toxic shock syndrome needs immediate medical care.
Common symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include:
- Sudden onset of a high fever
- Low blood pressure (hypo-tension)
- Vomiting, diarrhea
- The appearance of a rash on your palms or the soles, which may peel in
a few weeks
- Redness of the eyes, mouth and throat
- Headaches and muscle aches
Toxic shock syndrome is serious and needs medical attention right away.
Speaking with an injury lawyer can help you understand your legal rights
during this time and let you know your best course of action.
No One Should Suffer At the Hands Of a Doctor
When you seek medical treatment from a doctor or hospital, you are doing
so with the expectation that the highest level of care will be used on
your behalf. In fact, these medical professionals need additional certifications
that prove their ability to provide you care meets established expectations.
When these expectations are not met, you may find yourself suffering a
personal injury that needs additional care.
medical malpractice lawsuit in these cases is important. It not only holds the medical professional
responsible for their actions and minimizes the risk that anyone else
will be affected, but it further gives you the financial compensation
for your additional medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and
more that you have suffered as a result of these actions.