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Sepsis negligence claims
Sepsis, also known as septicemia or blood poisoning, can be a life-threatening condition and can have devastating consequences if symptoms are missed or diagnosis is delayed. Once diagnosed, sepsis requires urgent medical attention as, if left untreated, it can lead to organ failure and even death.
We understand the difficulties of dealing with a sepsis infection due to medical negligence that could have been avoided. With those difficulties in mind, our sepsis negligence experts are ready to support and guide you towards getting the justice that you deserve, to help you move on and look forward to a brighter future.
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What Is a Sepsis Negligence Claim?
Sepsis is a serious complication that occurs when your immune system overreacts to infection. It causes inflammation and can damage your body’s tissue and lead to multiple organ failure if diagnosis is delayed. If an individual suffers from a weakened immune system, for example, those undergoing chemotherapy, recent surgery, or organ transplant patients; or if the sepsis infection is severe, the bacteria can spread throughout the bloodstream to other parts of the body more quickly.
When medical professionals fail to identify or delay diagnosis of sepsis, this can be classed as medical negligence. Negligence also occurs when medical staff fail to provide adequate treatment for a sepsis infection. The consequences faced from preventable sepsis, caused by medical error, should be compensated and our solicitors are here to ensure that you receive the correct compensation.
You could be entitled to compensation if you have suffered from sepsis that could have been prevented with adequate medical treatment. To find out for sure if you have a claim, call one of our friendly lawyers on 0330 107 5329 who will be able to advise.
Types of Sepsis Medical Negligence Claims
Negligent treatment can arise when medical professionals fail to recognise or quickly identify the symptoms of sepsis
Our dedicated legal specialists are experienced in handling sepsis claims and have successfully represented individuals who have experienced sepsis because of medical negligence. Some of the sepsis claims that we have covered include:
- Diagnosis delays or delays in treatment leading to sepsis
- Exposure to infection after treatment or surgery
- Avoidable sepsis resulting in organ dysfunction or surgical amputation
- Families and loved ones of patients who have sadly passed away due to sepsis
It is estimated that sepsis affects 250,000 people in the UK every year and certain cases are often the result of medical negligence leading to avoidable sepsis infections.
Even with treatment, it’s possible to get permanent organ damage. This is especially true for people with pre-existing conditions affecting their immune systems.
Whilst compensation can’t reverse the devastation caused by negligent medical treatment, it can help you to make adjustments to cope with the aftermath of sepsis, including symptoms of post-sepsis syndrome, joint pain and amputation.
How to Prove Negligence in a Sepsis Claim
Proving negligence in a sepsis case is dependent on sufficient evidence that your condition was caused by or worsened due to poor or inadequate care from a medical professional. This usually includes evidence that a medical error occurred.
When putting forward a claim, it is likely that you will need to provide medical records or attend an independent healthcare appointment to assess your injury and determine whether this was a direct result of the care provider. If the healthcare provider admits fault, it is likely that you will be able to receive compensation for your suffering.
Our sepsis negligence experts are here to help you find out if you are eligible to put forward a claim.
Is There a Time Limit on Making a Sepsis Negligence Claim?
A claim for sepsis negligence must be made within three years of the date you become aware of this affecting you. For claims relating to children under the age of 18, the time limit for bringing a claim forward will not begin until their 18th birthday and will run for three years. If a claim is being made on behalf of someone without mental capacity, there can be no time limit.
Why Choose Patient Claim Line?
We have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you during your sepsis negligence claim.
It’s not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows the specific area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do.
We believe that anyone who has suffered from medical negligence deserves justice. That’s why we operate on a No Win, No Fee basis to prevent any financial burdens on those who have suffered, so that you can focus on recovery.
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Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.
At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.
It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.
Meet the team
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation
Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.
Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.
Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor
Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.
Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.
Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.
Medical Negligence Solicitor
Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor
Hannah joined our Medical Negligence Department in February 2017, managing with a wide-ranging caseload with a particular interest in fatal claims.
Now, as a Senior Solicitor, Hannah supervises and develops junior members of her team and takes immense pride in delivering excellent client care and establishing a rapport with her clients to provide support throughout the claims process.
Above all, Hannah stands tall as a brilliant example of compassion and professionalism, inspiring many around her to strive for the highest standards of excellence.
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