Sepsis & infection negligence news

 

Sepsis - NHS guidance enforces one hour response time

The UK Sepsis Trust report that there are around 250,000 cases of sepsis a year in the UK and around 52,000 (around 20%) of those people die as a result. NHS England has issued new guidance to NHS Trusts aimed at improving diagnosis times and commencement...

Jan's amputation story: Little victories; lots of frustrations

When 58-year-old nurse, Jan, went into hospital to have her colostomy reversed, she could never have imagined how much her life was about to change. Jan had lived with the colostomy for a year after a bowel resection for diverticulitis and the reversal...

Five child amputees who went on to become successful athletes

Losing a limb is a life changing occurrence. For many amputees, the ordinary activities of everyday life have to be re–thought and re–learned. Child amputees, in particular, require long term support to enable them to regain their confidence...

Awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis

According to The UK Sepsis Trust , every year 52,000 people in the UK die from Sepsis. Those that survive this aggressive infection/illness, can be left with very severe injuries and complications. Boyes Turner solicitors are medical negligence...

MBRRACE - Sepsis and maternal deaths

The recent report, Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care , from UK maternity services watchdog MBRRACE , found that in 2013-2015, 41% of the women who died during pregnancy, childbirth or postnatally, might have had better outcomes with improved...

World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day is held annually on 13 September in order to increase awareness of this condition which accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide per year.  Despite the widespread media coverage, statistics show that as few as 7% of people...

Starfish: an "ordinary" life turned upside down

Starfish  is a heart-breaking story of a man who had to undergo life-saving, but hugely invasive surgeries after contacting  sepsis . The film is based on the true story of Tom Ray, a man from Rutland in the East Midlands who had to have...

Starfish, an inspiring story brought to film - released on 28 Oct 2016

Starfish, an inspirational story of love, strength and determination following Tom Ray’s battle with sepsis, is due to be released in cinemas this week.  The film, starring Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley, will be released in cinemas across the...

Starfish - Surviving Sepsis

Tonight Julie Marsh, Sita Soni, Laxmi Patel and Ruth Meyer from Boyes Turner Solicitors will be attending a UK Sepsis Trust screening of the trailer of the new feature film “Starfish” which tells the incredible story of Tom Ray’s battle...

World Sepsis Day 2016 - 13 September

The purpose of World Sepsis Day 2016 is to increase awareness of this life changing condition. Sepsis, also known as septicaemia, blood poisoning or septic shock, causes the body’s immune system to go into overdrive as it tries to fight an...
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