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3 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Are maternity medics being encouraged enough to “Think Sepsis”?

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In January 2021 MBRRACE published is latest report into maternal deaths. It was noted that between 2016-2018 23 women in the UK lost their lives to sepsis, accounting for 11% of all maternal deaths in that period. The report made a number of recommendations to improve these figures going forward.

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2 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£100k in damages for 40-year-old who developed sepsis after the birth of her child

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The claimant, a 40-year-old woman, received damages for the injuries she suffered as a result of the failure of the staff employed by the defendant trust to diagnose and treat infection with Streptococcus group A following the delivery of her child. As a result of the negligence she suffered sepsis leading to myositis and a blistering skin rash; and underwent total hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy. She also developed post-traumatic stress disorder and a depressive episode of mild severity.

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2 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£250k for 39-year-old who suffered sepsis after negligent maternity care

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The claimant, a 39-year-old woman, received damages for the injuries she suffered as a result of the failure of the staff employed by the defendant Trust to diagnose and treat infection with Streptococcus group A following the delivery of her child. As a result of the negligence she suffered sepsis and kidney failure requiring admission to ITU; and underwent total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. She also developed post traumatic stress disorder.

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30 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What you need to know about maternal sepsis – guidelines, improvements to treatment and impact

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A significant cause of maternal deaths in the UK results from sepsis (around 10%) (1). The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have clear guidelines on the management of bacterial sepsis before and after pregnancy, but is this enough to prevent serious harm to mother and babies from sepsis?

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27 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£165,000 for negligent appendectomy performed at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

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A 30-year-old woman was represented by Kerstin Scheel; she received £165,000 in compensation for the injuries sustained when an appendicectomy was negligently performed.

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14 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Could we see a rise in amputations related to sepsis because of COVID-19?

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A leading sepsis research charity has raised concerns that diagnoses of sepsis may be missed or delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ben Lees takes a look.

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11 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

World Sepsis Day – what you need to know

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Abigail Ringer explains why World Sepsis Day – held annually on 13 September – is an important date to help raise awareness of this deadly condition.

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16 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Surviving septicaemia: is it a postcode lottery that could impact on sepsis survival?

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It’s pretty shocking that, in the 21st century, your chances of surviving septicaemia are still dependant on where you live. In August this year, the NHS published the results of its report providing details of hospital deaths across 130 trusts in England.

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16 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How does meningitis lead to limb loss, and can limb loss be prevented?

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Meningitis is generally caused by either a virus or bacteria (although fungi can cause meningitis in an individual with a compromised immune system). Viral meningitis is the most common form of meningitis and, luckily, rarely causes septicaemia and limb loss.

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13 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

“Could it be sepsis?” – A personal story showing the importance of knowing when something is really wrong

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To mark World Sepsis Day on 13th September 2019, Sarah White, a solicitor in our Clinical Negligence team reflects upon her and her family’s personal experience of sepsis.

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12 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How a member of our Medical Negligence team, and her baby, survived sepsis

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When the UK Sepsis Trust estimates that five people are killed by sepsis every hour in the UK alone, surviving sepsis is no mean feat. As World Sepsis Day approaches, Abigail Ringer spoke to Divya from our Medical Negligence team to find out more about what it’s like to survive sepsis.

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11 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How a solicitor can help when someone close to you dies of sepsis

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Lucy Crawford from our fatal claims and inquests team helps you to understand how solicitors can assist when a loved one dies of sepsis.

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