According to a new report, sepsis takes more lives than bowel, breast and pancreatic cancer combined.
It is believed that there are around 49 million cases of sepsis around the world per year, of which 11 million are fatal.
Sepsis is a serious complication of the body fighting an infection. Without prompt treatment, the body goes into overdrive which can lead to multiple organ failure. Early treatment with antibiotics or antivirals can make a big difference to a patient's condition and long term prognosis.
Our team have seen an increase in the number of cases relating to sepsis. If you are concerned about medical treatment you or a loved one has received, please contact a member of our national team for a free, informal discussion:-
Jane Williams, Partner on 0116 248 1105 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Lowe, Partner on 0186 578 1019 email@example.com
Karen Reynolds, Partner on 0845 272 5677 firstname.lastname@example.org
One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, shows the most comprehensive analysis of the condition.