Compensation Claims for Sepsis Negligence
Helping you get answers after a missed or late sepsis diagnosis
Sepsis is a serious condition caused by the body responding to an infection. It is treatable if diagnosed early enough. Unfortunately, many cases of sepsis (and septicaemia) go undetected for too long, leaving patients and families devastated by the consequences. If sepsis was misdiagnosed or not picked up at the earliest opportunity, our medical negligence team may be able to help you make a sepsis claim.
If you’ve been affected by sepsis, or a family member has, it’s natural to want to know what went wrong, particularly when it leads to permanent damage or bereavement.
Too often though, doctors and hospital trusts are reluctant to answer tough questions from patients and family members.
This is where our medical negligence solicitors can make a difference. We can help you to hold medical professionals to account, get the answers you want and recover the compensation you need to fund rehabilitation and care.
Our medical negligence team has proven success in sepsis compensation claims and we are proud of our band 1 ranking by Chambers and Partners UK for our medical negligence practice.
Our medical negligence team is also one of only four medical negligence departments in the South West region to receive a top tier ranking from Legal 500.
The team is headed up by panel members of Action Against Medical Accidents, the charity for patient safety and justice, as well as the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme.
We can offer no obligation initial consultation on starting a sepsis claim and will guide you through the process, offering professional and practical support.
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What is sepsis?
Sepsis (also known as blood poisoning) is where the immune system overreacts to an infection or injury. Our immune system normally fights infection, but sometimes it attacks our body’s organs and tissues, causing the blood to clot and areas to become inflamed.
If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in organ failure and be life-threatening. Yet with early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics.
What are the causes and symptoms of sepsis?
There is no one sign of sepsis and symptoms present differently between adults and children. Common symptoms can include: increased heart rate, shivering, fever, breathlessness, slurred speech or confusion, not passing urine, discoloured skin, vomiting, fitting and feeling lethargic.
In addition, people who are already ill, have recently had surgery or are very young or old are more likely to experience sepsis. Sepsis is often accompanied by septicaemia (bacteraemia) and can lead to septic shock.
Sepsis diagnosis – what should I do next?
If you or a relative have been diagnosed with sepsis and you believe it was avoidable, i.e. not diagnosed or treated when it should have been, get in touch with our medical negligence solicitors.
We can offer you a free and thorough phone consultation in confidence to talk through your situation and whether you might be owed answers and compensation.
Making a sepsis claim
Our specialist team can help you to get the answers about what went wrong with the management of your sepsis as well as advising on next steps. We can guide you through the entire sepsis claim process and help you to achieve the best chance of securing fair compensation as soon as possible.
For more information about sepsis claims or to arrange your free consultation, simply give us a call on 0117 322 6611 now.
Useful sepsis resources
NHS Choices Guide to Sepsis: The go-to NHS resource for medical information about sepsis
UK Sepsis Trust: A not for profit organisation specialising in sepsis care and research
Action Against Medical Accidents: The UK’s leading patient safety charity, with lots of great guides and resources for victims of medical negligence