Sepsis negligence claims

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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.

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 negligence. Negligence also occurs when medical staff fail to provide adequate treatment. 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.


Negligent treatment can arise when medical professionals fail to recognise or quickly identify the symptoms of 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.

Our dedicated legal specialists are experienced in handling sepsis claims and have successfully represented individuals who have experienced sepsis as a result 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
  • Avoidable sepsis resulting in organ dysfunction or surgical amputation
  • Families and loved ones of patients who have sadly passed away due to sepsis

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.


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.

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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Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
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.

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