Fletchers Solicitors Litigation Executive, Daniel Crowder believes that those most affected by Sepsis must speak out so the ‘hidden killer’ is taken more seriously.
Only last week, the London Evening Standard covered the story of a mum-of-two who died after doctors misdiagnosed her symptoms as muscle pain.
Daniel, who works within Fletchers Medical Negligence department, has since responded saying, things simply have to change.
These failures appear to be all too prevalent in recent years and the devastating consequences of a misdiagnosis can be tragic.
“It can only be hoped that with more attention drawn to these matters substandard care such as this will not happen again, and lessons will be learned.
What is Sepsis?
Sepsis is triggered by common infections and normally develops because of an over-reactive immune system.
The initial infection could come from anywhere – even a contaminated cut or insect bite.
There are also concerns around delays to Sepsis treatment.
New research published by the BBC shows that a quarter of Sepsis patients wait longer for an antibiotic drip than the targeted hour-long waiting time.
As a result, the Sepsis Trust believes that there are about 250,000 Sepsis cases each year in the UK leading to more than 50,000 deaths.
Dr Ron Daniels, of the UK Sepsis Trust, backs Daniel’s concerns.
In a recent interview with the BBC, the Sepsis expert labelled the research as “concerning” and said the one-hour window was essential to increasing a patient’s chances of survival.
The recent news also stresses the importance of the need to pursue a claim.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered because of negligent treatment in relation to Sepsis, we advise you speak with us today and make your claim.
It’s time Sepsis was taken more seriously and we want to make sure that happens.