This month sees the 10th World Sepsis Day on 13th September.

World Sepsis Day is intended to raise awareness of the nature and extent of sepsis, one of the world’s biggest killers. The occasion provides the opportunity to highlight some shocking sepsis facts such as sepsis being associated with 1 in 5 deaths worldwide.

Sepsis is a dysfunctional immune system response to infection, often in the lungs or abdomen. It can rapidly lead to multiple organ failure and death.

In the UK, it is responsible for approximately 40,000 deaths every year, of which it is thought that around 10,000 may be avoidable.

Raising awareness of the red flags symptoms (breathlessness, confusion, fever or shivering, discoloured skin, passing no urine) can save lives.

Due to its potential to cause the death of the patient, and to cause severe disability where the patient survives, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis are a medical emergency.

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If you or a loved one are struggling with the long-term impact of sepsis due to poor-quality medical care or delays in diagnosis and treatment, contact Glynns Solicitors to talk to a specialist medical negligence solicitor.

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