Make a claim for negligent treatment of sepsis

An injury caused by sepsis could be temporary or life changing – either way, if the condition was missed due to negligence, you may have a claim for compensation.

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Experts in claims for sepsis negligence

In order to make a legal claim against a hospital or your GP for failure to recognise and treat sepsis, you should speak with a specialist lawyer (like us) who will be able to advise you of whether you have reasonable grounds to pursue a claim for negligence.

You will probably have reasonable grounds if you or your loved one were aware that you didn’t receive the right treatment in time, or at all.

When you bring a claim with us, you can expect more than just legal support. Our team sees any potential claim both as an opportunity to secure your and your family’s future, and to throw a spotlight on vital patient safety lessons for medical institutions, avoiding further instances of substandard care.

We also aim to build a team around you and those close to you. We do this by using a network of medical experts to get you the right care and support you need to move forward with your life.

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We have experience in a range of claim types, which may relate to your experience of sepsis negligence.

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You may have had to undergo an amputation following a traumatic impact resulting from an accident, or as a result of medical negligence. If so, we can help you secure compensation to get your life back on track.
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Birth injury claims
Our specialist team of solicitors work hard to achieve justice and recompense when you or those close to you have suffered serious injuries, before or during birth, or in the first few days and weeks of your child’s life.
GP negligence claims
Your family GP is normally the first port of call when you’re worried about your health. However, sometimes things can go wrong. If your GP lets you down then we can investigate what went wrong and seek redress on your behalf.
Hospital negligence claims
When you’ve received medical treatment in hospital that’s gone wrong or led to unexpected complications and injury it is likely to have had a significant impact on your life. If this is the case, our medical negligence solicitors can help obtain you compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
Maternal injury claims
If you have been injured during childbirth you may still be in some pain and are likely to be confused about what happened and why. Our specialist solicitors are here to help you seek answers as to what happened as well as compensation.
Meningitis misdiagnosis claims
Should the initial signs of meningitis be missed, the window of opportunity for early treatment can be lost, and you or your loved one may have been denied the best chance of a full or better recovery. If this has happened to you or a loved one, we can help you investigate a claim for compensation.
Pressure sore claims
Pressure sores, known as pressure ulcers, bed sores or decubitus ulcers, arise as a result of pressure or friction. They typically arise from a period of immobility, for example following surgery or illness.

What is the process when making a claim?

The process of making a claim for sepsis negligence starts by obtaining all of the relevant medical records to discover exactly what happened and the advice and treatment that was given. We take it from there.

It is very rare to go to trial and most cases settle before any trial takes place.

How much compensation might you receive?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the nature of your injuries. If the sepsis has left you with a permanent and severe injury, the level of compensation is often very high, as it will need to provide for all of your additional needs for the rest of your life.

These can include costs relating to:

• your ongoing care;
• changes required to accommodation;
• therapies and equipment you need;
• any loss of earnings you have suffered.

How long will a claim for sepsis negligence take?

Bringing a claim for negligent treatment of sepsis can take a number of years. However the time it takes will depend upon the nature of the injury and whether the defendant contests the claim or not.

Sometimes it is possible to obtain an interim payment from the defendant to pay for initial therapies and rehabilitation before the claim is settled. We will always explore this option if available.

Will there be anything to pay for a claim?

When the claim is being made on behalf of a new-born baby then it may be possible to secure public funding for the claim from the Legal Aid Agency, in which case there will be nothing for you to pay. Otherwise, all other cases are funded by way of a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which is often referred to as a ‘no win no fee agreement’.

When a CFA is in place, you will pay nothing if you lose your case. If you win your case, the defendant will pay for the majority of our costs with a small proportion deducted from your compensation for our fees.


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