Our Clinical Negligence Team attended the Differently Abled Event at the Bonus Arena in Hull. We spoke directly with the NHS Trust and asked questions on how we can spread the awareness of sepsis and the NHS team advised us about “What every parent needs to know about Sepsis”.
Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection. Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. A quarter of survivors live with permanent life changing after effects. 25,000 children are affected by sepsis each year in the UK. Signs of Sepsis for children under 5:
- Skin is mottled, bluish or pale
- Child is very lethargic
- Feels abnormally cold
- Breathing is fast
- Rash does not fade when pressed
- Has a fit or convulsion
In a recent article posted by the BBC, Melissa Mead‘s son William died of blood poisoning following a chest infection in 2014. It shows the importance of spreading the awareness of sepsis. Please click this link for further details: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-47323231?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cn7pz8x9n7jt/sepsis&link_location=live-reporting-story
Our Medical Negligence Department has recognised a growing number of medical professionals failing to diagnose generally, or detect the common symptoms, of sepsis leading to a less favourable outcome for the individual and family involved.
At Williamsons Solicitors we have the skills, knowledge and staff to help you win your clinical negligence case. Our specialist Clinical Negligence Department has more than 35 years’ combined experience in the field and we are recognised by top industry bodies including Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and The Law Society.
If you have been affected by a case similar to this and would like to discuss further, please contact our Abigail Abey, on 01482 323697.