Sepsis compensation claims
If your sepsis was misdiagnosed or wasn’t picked up at the earliest opportunity then our medical negligence team may be able to help.
What is sepsis?
Sepsis occurs when the immune system overreacts to an infection causing a cascade of reactions that can lead to multi organ failure and death. The treatment for suspected sepsis is early implementation of the Sepsis Six including; antibiotics, IV fluids, oxygen and careful monitoring of symptoms.
Early recognition and treatment of sepsis is the key in preventing serious illness and death.
What are the symptoms of sepsis?
Sepsis can arise from small skin abrasions, pneumonia, appendicitis, urinary tract infections, infections of the gallbladder and infections following surgery.
Symptoms of sepsis include:
- Discoloured skin, mottled, bluish or pale;
- Increased heart beat;
- Rapid breathing;
- Rash that does not fade when pressed;
- Skin is abnormally cold or hot to the touch; and
- Tiredness and difficulty in waking up.
Hugh James specialist medical negligence sepsis solicitors
If you suspect you, or a family member has suffered a missed or delayed diagnosis of sepsis our solicitors can advise if you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
Whilst compensation can’t undo the damage that has been done it can help you access the expert care and rehabilitation that you require to put you back in the position you would have been but for any failures in care.
Sepsis claims can be made by a person who has suffered an injury, or if the person has passed away their Executor or Personal Representative.
Contact our team of specialist sepsis claims solicitors and we will provide you with a free initial assessment of your claim. If we consider there is sufficient merit to your potential claim we will advise you on various methods of funding a claim including a no win, no fee basis.