11 September 2020 | Comment | Article by Lynda Reynolds

World Sepsis Day: The importance of raising awareness

World Sepsis Day is a Global Sepsis Alliance initiative that started in 2012 and occurs every year on 13 September with events held all over the world to raise awareness about sepsis.

At Hugh James, many of us have personal experience of sepsis, either having friends or family who have suffered or being personally affected. Over the past 2 years, we have been working closely with the charity UK Sepsis Trust. We’ve been supporting their campaigns, fundraising and providing legal advice to those living with the aftermath of sepsis - including those struggling to get on with their lives and return to normality after sepsis and those who have very tragically been bereaved.

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world dies of sepsis. Yet, for many patients, with early diagnosis it is easily treatable.

It’s important to know how to spot the symptoms. This infographic provides a useful summary.

There is no one sign, and symptoms present differently between adults and children. For a more detailed list of symptoms, please visit the UK Sepsis Trust website which has some useful advice.

World Sepsis Day Infographic | Hugh James

 

Hugh James Specialist Sepsis Solicitors

If you suspect you, or a family member, has suffered a missed or delayed diagnosis of sepsis, our solicitors can advise if you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.  Contact our team of specialist sepsis claims solicitors and we will provide you with a free initial assessment of your claim. Contact us on 033 3016 2222 or email Lynda.reynolds@hughjames.com.

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