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No win, no fee sepsis compensation claims

No win, no fee

You can be represented by a highly-experienced sepsis negligence lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Sepsis compensation

Sepsis compensation

Diagnosing sepsis – or septicaemia as it is also known – within a matter of hours is essential, otherwise it could result in multi-organ failure or death.

Unfortunately, not all cases of sepsis are diagnosed properly, putting patients at great risk. Delays in diagnosis or treatment can prove fatal, and those who do survive can be left in a critical condition for a lengthy period of time.

Because of this they often require a protracted hospital stay, and it may be necessary to make a sepsis negligence claim for the pain and suffering caused, or any potential loss of earnings.

As specialists who regularly deal with sepsis claims, we know how important a compensation settlement can also be to help support people through vital rehabilitation treatment.

If a delay has been caused by a medical professional failing to spot the signs correctly, or they didn’t react with the required urgency, you may be able to make a sepsis compensation claim.

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Specialists in sepsis negligence claims

Specialists in sepsis negligence claims

Our medical negligence solicitors and lawyers have represented families in holding healthcare bodies to account when sepsis has either not been considered at all, or not identified early enough to ensure appropriate treatment.

Too often symptoms are dismissed as signs of other common illnesses, as it can be caused by any infection, even the most minor.

  • We offer a free initial consultation with one of our experts where we can discuss your specific case with one of our fully trained and compassionate lawyers.
  • We are committed to challenging cases of medical care where sepsis has been missed or not investigated.
  • Our medical negligence team have recovered compensation for many clients with devastating injuries caused by negligently delayed diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.
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Why is sepsis often missed?

Why is sepsis often missed?

Sepsis is often misdiagnosed because the sufferer is not thoroughly assessed or the symptoms are misinterpreted.

Common examples of sepsis misdiagnosis include:

  • Failure or delay to administer empiric intravenous antibiotics.
  • Clinical dehydration and shock not treated appropriately.
  • Blood pressure not obtained promptly.
  • Symptoms are missed or misinterpreted.
  • Delay in referring you to a specialist.
  • Doctor misinterprets test result.
  • Delay in delivering high flow oxygen.
  • Urine output measured inaccurately.
  • Blood cultures not taken.
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Investigating the cause of sepsis

Investigating the cause of sepsis

Sepsis deaths always have a devastating and long-lasting impact on the families and loved ones who are left behind but, unfortunately, this happens much too often.

We understand that obtaining answers is one of the main reasons why people pursue sepsis negligence claims, especially when a death has occurred as a result of illnesses or conditions which should have been prevented, such as a pressure sore, with appropriate medical care.

If you or a family member has experienced sepsis whilst under the care of the NHS or a medical professional, we may be able to help you get the answers you deserve. You could also be eligible to pursue a sepsis compensation claim if you or a loved one did not receive an appropriate level of treatment when in hospital.

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How to make a sepsis negligence claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2

Funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

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Step 3

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.

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Step 4

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.

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Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

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Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Professional, experienced and knowledgeable. Set out my options for me and took the time to explain them clearly.
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Chris
Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
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Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
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Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
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S C Williams
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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FAQs

FAQs

What is sepsis?

Sepsis  is a potentially life-threatening case of blood poisoning that occurs when the body’s response to an infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Around four out of every 10 people who get the illness will die, especially if it is not recognised early and treated promptly.

Because the body’s immune system goes into overdrive, it can lead to a series of reactions that causes widespread inflammation, blood clotting, organ failure and death.

What are the common causes of septicemia?

Sepsis usually occurs as a result of an infection. Whilst it is more commonly associated with infections in the lungs, abdomen, urinary tract and pelvis.

As with most infections, some people are more likely to suffer from sepsis such as the elderly or the young. Anyone who has recently had surgery, is undergoing chemotherapy or people with HIV are also more vulnerable to developing sepsis.

What can I claim as a victim of sepsis misdiagnosis?

Usually, a compensation claim will reflect the seriousness of the sepsis misdiagnosis or medical error and its impact on your overall health and quality of life. Typically, claims can be made for one or more of the following:

  • General damages – injuries, pain and suffering.
  • Medical expenses – private treatment, therapy, counselling etc.
  • Cost of future professional care – for cases of long term/permanent disability.
  • Travel expenses incurred.
  • Loss of past or future earnings.
  • Bereavement payments.
  • Child dependency payments.
  • Family dependency payments.
  • Funeral costs.

How long have I got to make a sepsis compensation claim?

To make a sepsis claim, you need to do so within three years of the date of your negligent treatment or from the date you discovered you received negligent care.

A claim can be made on behalf of a child at any time until the date of their 18th birthday. After this, they have three years from which to make their own sepsis claim.

If you’re claiming on behalf of someone without any mental capacity, no time limits apply.

Can I claim on behalf of someone who has died as a result of sepsis?

Claims on behalf of a loved one who died as a result of sepsis must be made within three years of the date of their death or within three years of the date of the Personal Representative’s knowledge, whichever is the later. This is why it is essential that you do not hesitate when seeking legal advice in regards to sepsis negligence.

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What is Sepsis Misdiagnosis?

Each year, thousands of people suffer from sepsis that either goes undetected or that is entirely misdiagnosed. Sadly, approximately four out of every 10 people who get the illness will die, especially if it’s not recognised early and treated promptly. In this article, we discuss the most common sepsis symptoms and the indicators that your […]

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