Sepsis Negligence Compensation Claims
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. According to the NHS, there are 100,000 people admitted to hospital with sepsis in the UK each year – and around 37,000 will die from the condition.
Unfortunately, not all cases of sepsis are diagnosed properly, putting patients at great risk. As specialists who regularly deal with sepsis claims, we know how important a compensation settlement can be to help deal with the rehabilitation of those lucky enough to survive – and ease the financial worries of those who are left bereaved.
Specialists in Sepsis Negligence
Our specialist solicitors have represented families in holding health 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.
- Actively campaign through our 'Hour of Need' campaign to raise awareness around early diagnosis.
- 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.
We subscribe as members to AvMA who are an organisation that offer free advice and information to those affected by medical accidents and malpractice, helping to support victims and families in cases of serious clinical negligence. Working closely with the NHS, the government and private health trusts, the AvMA endeavours to improve patient safety across the healthcare sector.
Making a Sepsis Compensation Claim
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. Although many delays in diagnosis or treatment can prove fatal, if a person does survive they can be in a critical condition for a lengthy period of time.
Because of this they will 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.
Our Sepsis Experts
How much will my claim cost?
All medical negligence cases taken by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.
If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.Find out more