Sepsis compensation claims

Sepsis can take hold quickly and be very dangerous. If you or a loved one has been affected by sepsis and you aren’t sure about the care given, we may be able to help. 

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Understanding sepsis 

Sepsis, also sometimes called septicaemia or blood poisoning, is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection. This reaction causes it to start damaging the body’s tissues and organs.

Failures to spot, diagnose and properly treat sepsis early may amount to negligence. Mistakes that may have been avoidable include:

  • Misdiagnosis: Where a medical professional fails to spot the signs of sepsis.
  • Delays: Where sepsis was not spotted as quickly as it ought to be or you were not treated quickly enough
  • Test failures: Where the correct sepsis tests were not carried out or the results incorrectly stated or read.
  • Medication failures: If you were not given the proper sepsis drugs or they were not administered correctly.
  • Treatment failures: Where a medical procedure results into avoidable sepsis
  • Surgical errors: Where a surgery results into contracting sepsis

If sepsis is not caught and treated effectively, it can cause organ failure and even amputation, or it can be fatal.

Many people continue to experience physical and emotional symptoms many years after they had sepsis, known as posts-sepsis syndrome.

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Your rights and eligibility

If you or a loved one experienced medical failures that caused or significantly worsened your sepsis, you are entitled to find out more and get answers about the treatment you received.

If healthcare professionals failed to provide the standard of care expected in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis you may be entitled to compensation. It is also possible for families to make a sepsis medical negligence claim if a loved one has died due to poor or mismanaged care.

How can compensation help?

Although compensation can’t undo the harm you experienced, or bring a loved one back in the case of a fatality, it can help you navigate any financial hardships you have experienced as a result of it.

For instance, compensation can help pay for prosthetic limbs if you had to have an amputation. It could pay for someone to provide specialist care, or help fund any necessary adaptations to your home to help you live a life as close to the way it was before sepsis. Compensation can help fund any ongoing treatments, therapies or rehabilitation as necessary.

Compensation can also help support financially in the event that you are unable to work and earn an income, or, in the case that a loved one has died and you were dependent on their income.

Finally a claim can help seek further explanations about how your care was handled or mismanaged, get an apology and highlight what has gone wrong which could help prevent others suffering in the same way.

Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing a sepsis medical negligence lawyer

Our medical negligence solicitors understand the devastating effects that negligent treatment of sepsis can have on a person and their family. A legal claim for compensation with the support of our specialist medical negligence solicitors can give you the best chance of getting back your independence and help highlight errors to stop others experiencing the pain you went through.

Speak to us today about your sepsis negligence claim, and make the first move towards a brighter future.

Charities we work with

Enable Law is proud to be long standing supporters of the UK Sepsis Trust, a charity whose aim is to fight this life-threatening condition, stop preventable deaths and support those affected by sepsis. We are recognised as legal experts supporting sepsis survivors and are part of the UK Sepsis Trust legal panel offering advice and support to help rebuild lives after sepsis.

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Expert help with a sepsis claim

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Sepsis medical negligence FAQ’s

The amount of compensation in a sepsis negligence claim will depend upon a number of factors including the severity of the outcome and the needs you have as a result. We have secured many multi million compensation awards for clients whose needs were such that they needed to make significant changes in their lives following their injury. That can include claiming for the purchase of adapted accommodation as well as life-long care.

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