- September 14, 2021
- By Jon Nicholson
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Written by Mumtaz Hussain
Throughout the world, there are lots of different celebrations and designated days that span a whole gamut of interests and concerns, ranging from Mother’s and Father’s Day right through to Coeliac Awareness day, Fortune Cookie Day (yes, really) and September is also Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month.
The purpose of this blog however is to raise awareness of sepsis, because September 13th annually marks World Sepsis Day. Here at Anthony Gold our medical injury department deals with patients who have suffered injuries because they had sepsis that was not diagnosed at all or in time.
Sepsis is a little-known condition, but it is one that kills almost 48,000 people in the UK each year and can cause irreparable damage to survivors.
According to the Sepsis Trust, this condition, also known as blood poisoning “…is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury. Normally our immune system fights infection – but sometimes, for reasons we don’t yet understand, it attacks our body’s own organs and tissues. If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in organ failure and death. Yet with early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics”
The fact that death can be prevented is a key driver in the desire to raise awareness, so that the numbers of those who fall victim to sepsis can be reduced.
If the condition is not spotted and the signs of sepsis are negligently ignored, then there may be a route for legal action to be taken against the medical team or hospital involved. This is a complex area and requires detailed investigation by legal experts who are familiar with the intricacies of representing such a client, and or their families where a loss has sadly been the result of a delayed sepsis diagnosis.
*Disclaimer: The information on the Anthony Gold website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied.*
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