Parents call for ‘Martha’s Rule’ after daughter’s tragic death from Sepsis

Davies and Partners’ Chief Executive and Head of Medical Negligence Ewan Lockhart has been acting for the family of Martha Mills, who died tragically when she was 13 from sepsis while being treated at King’s College Hospital (KCH) in South London, following an injury to her pancreas.  Martha’s parents, Merope Mills and Paul Laity, have been featured across a wide range of media recently including BBC online, BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the Observer.  They are calling for patients to be given the right to an urgent second opinion, if they feel their concerns are not being taken seriously by medical staff. The family want “Martha’s rule” to be introduced, which would give parents, carers and patients the right to call for an urgent second opinion from a critical care team, if they have concerns about their current care.

We covered the original story about the case on the website in Sept 2022 click here to read that story.

Ewan and the medical negligence team continue to support Martha’s family.

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