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Fatal accident claims – sepsis
In or earlier blog on fatal accident claims following contracting sepsis we discussed a query our fatal accident solicitors had considered regarding liability of one or more of the following:
- dog owner – failure to control his dog causing death
- employer – fatal accident at work
- medical negligence – fatal injury – failing to spot sepsis
Who is liable?
It will be recalled that in this fatal accident claims the deceased was employed as a carer who went to patients own homes to look after them. The employer knew that the person being cared for had a dog that was prone to bite and failed to warn the employee (who had not attended the premises before) and failed to put in place sufficient warnings and safeguards to protect its employee.
The carer, unfortunately was bitten by the dog and he contracted sepsis and shortly afterwards died of the infection.
As the dog owner had not assets, money or insurance cover, he was not worth taking any legal action for a fatal accident compensation claim. Fatal accident solicitor will have to consider taking action against the employer and or sue the NHS for medical negligence for failing to spot the signs of sepsis.
Treat Sepsis Patients Within The Hour
In a recent article it is now noted by the health secretary that sepsis patients should be treated within the hour. Jeremy Hunt as gone on record saying:
“Every death from sepsis is a tragedy, yet too often warning signs are missed..’
The most typical of warning signs are:
- high heart rate
- signs of a rash
Fatal Accident Claims Advice
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Posted: March 12, 2017 at 8:08 pm