Sepsis is your immune system’s life-threatening reaction to an existing infection. If left untreated, sepsis will do irreparable damage to your body, causing multi-organ failure and death.
An infection can start anywhere, and when you develop sepsis, your immune system goes into overload, causing shock throughout the body.
Sepsis is such a fast-acting and dangerous condition that an examining doctor should never miss it.
Sepsis spreads so quickly that it is sometimes only diagnosed when it is too late, when the damage is done.
It is vital that a doctor diagnoses sepsis as soon as possible to avoid life-long damage to the organs and possible death.
When the doctor misses the signs of sepsis, it is medical negligence. They are working at levels below acceptable standards, and in a way no other doctor working professionally would carry out their duty.
A sepsis negligence claim will seek the compensation due to you for the damage done by the effects of sepsis.