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Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, can be life-threatening. Sepsis is caused by your immune system’s extreme reaction to an infection or injury, triggering an attack against your own organs and tissues. It is essential that sepsis is identified and treated as early as possible to avoid organ failure and even death.
If you have suffered from sepsis that was misdiagnosed or identified late, within the last three years, TRUE Solicitors may be able to help you to make a medical negligence claim. Our experience and expertise can help you to obtain the maximum compensation in the shortest possible time. We handle all claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Call us on 0344 854 7000 to discuss your claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you.
What are the common causes of sepsis?
The UK Sepsis Trust states that a quarter of all sepsis survivors suffer permanent, life-changing after effects, and that sadly five people are killed by sepsis every hour in the UK. Sepsis is mainly associated with infections in the abdomen, lungs, urinary tract and pelvis, it can also be caused by:
- A surgical infection.
- Gallbladder infection.
How do I know if I can make a claim for compensation?
Not all sepsis is caused as a result of medical negligence. However if you have suffered a sepsis infection due to a late or misdiagnosis by a medical practitioner you could be entitled to compensation. Get in touch with our sepsis negligence solicitors today for an initial, free, no obligation assessment of your case.
What can I claim compensation for?
You may be able to claim for the following:
- Loss of earnings.
- Pain and suffering.
- Medical expenses such as, prescription charges and painkillers.
- Compensation for the care and support provided for free by family or friends.
- Reduced life expectancy.
- Ongoing illness.
- Recovery time.
- Expected lifestyle changes.
How much will my claim be worth?
The amount of compensation that you may receive is dependent upon the individual circumstances of your case. The amount will depend on factors such as:
- The severity of your sepsis infection.
- How your life has been affected by the illness.
- Your future care and support needs.
- Financial losses, including how much money you’ve lost or will lose resulting from the negligent treatment (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses).
- Specialist equipment and adaptations that you may need.
Is there a time limit for making a claim?
You have up to three years from the date you became aware that you developed sepsis as a result of medical negligence to make a claim. Is it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible, while the information and circumstances around the treatment is fresh to mind.
You are able to make a claim on a child’s behalf at any time after the treatment has occurred, before the child reaches the age of 18. After the child has turned 18 they have until they are 21 to make a claim themselves.
Can I make a sepsis claim on behalf of a loved one that has passed away?
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to the misdiagnosis, or late diagnosis, of sepsis, you can make a claim for compensation within three years of the date of their death. Our specialist medical negligence lawyers will be able to assist you with:
- Financial compensation to cover pain and suffering, funeral expenses and to cover future financial losses.
- Obtaining an apology and answers to explain what went wrong.
TRUE Solicitors will manage your claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis, so there is no financial risk to you. Our charges to you are dependent upon the individual type of case, and are typically a percentage of the compensation that we obtain for you. The charges will be no more than 25 per cent of your compensation amount.
How do I start a sepsis claim?
If you believe that you or a loved one has a sepsis claim contact TRUE Solicitors today to speak to a member of our First Response team. We offer an initial free, no obligation, assessment of your case.
Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.
Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.
Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.
How Long Will My Claim Take?
The length of medical negligence claims depends on whether the other party admits fault, the severity of the injury and the extent of the claim for losses and expenses. Straightforward medical negligence claims may settle within a few months, whereas complex cases may take in excess of a year.