According to tthe UK Sepsis Trust, 245,000 people in the UK are affected by sepsis with at least 48,000 proving fatal every year. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which occurs when the body responds to an infection. Early diagnosis and treatment are both essential to prevent deterioration and permanent injury, septic shock, or, multi-organ failure and even death.
Medical professionals ought to alert to sepsis and start treatment immediately to avoid serious injury. Appropriate treatment includes prompt recognition of the symptoms and quick administration of antibiotics. Ideally, antibiotics ought to be administered with one hour of diagnosis to reduce the risk of any complications or death. Failure to treat a patient promptly and appropriately could amount to medical negligence.
We are currently acting for a number of clients who have been severely injured and families of those who have sadly died from sepsis as a result of the following:
- delays in diagnosis, misdiagnosis or failures to correctly diagnose sepsis.
- delays or failure to carry out appropriate testing.
- delays in administering antibiotics on an urgent basis.
- delays or failure to refer to senior medical staff for review of the patient.
If you or a loved one have suffered sepsis as a result of medical negligence, our specialists in this area would be happy to discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.