Sepsis Compensation

Professional legal advice for Sepsis Compensation claims

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that must be diagnosed immediately to prevent organ failures. Sepsis kills five people in the UK every single hour. If you or a relative or loved one have developed sepsis, you should take legal advice to determine whether or not it was a result of medical negligence.

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Sepsis Compensation - Switalskis SolicitorsWhat is Sepsis?

Sepsis (or blood poisoning) arises when your body’s immune system tries to fight against an infection, but for unknown reasons starts attacking your organs and tissues instead.

It is critical that this condition is treated quickly, otherwise your organs can begin to fail and you will be left in a serious condition, or it may ultimately be fatal. However, if caught in time sepsis can be treated through the use of antibiotics.

Symptoms of sepsis can be different in adults and children.

In adults, typical symptoms include:

  • Slurred words or confusion
  • Extreme shivering
  • Muscle pain
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Discoloured or mottled skin

Whereas in children, typical symptoms will include:

  • Fast breathing
  • Fits or seizures
  • Rashes that do not disappear upon application of pressure
  • Fatigue and difficulty waking

If a healthcare professional fails to notice any of these symptoms and properly diagnose sepsis, they put you at significant risk. Sepsis can result in serious lasting conditions, such as post-sepsis syndrome. This is when someone who has suffered from sepsis receives physical or psychological issues, which can affect their daily lives. Their muscles and joints may be weakened, they may struggle to sleep, or suffer from depression or PTSD to name just a few of the possible effects. Amputation of limbs is another severe potential outcome of sepsis.

This is why rapid diagnosis and treatment is crucial for patients to survive and make as full a recovery as possible.

How is sepsis treated?

As sepsis can be so severe, antibiotics are usually needed within the first hour of arriving at hospital to reduce the life threatening effects. After this, other treatments can be implemented. These can vary depending on the circumstances and the severity of your condition.

When can I make a Medical Negligence claim?

In most cases, claims need to be made within three years from when you either suffered negligent care, or three years from when you first discovered your injury. However, this time restriction can vary depending on the circumstances of your case. For example, when making a claim for a child, the three year time restriction begins after the child turn 18 years old. Likewise, someone who lacks mental capacity and cannot make a claim on their own may also be exempt from the restriction.

Our Medical Negligence Specialists

Suzanne Munroe Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Suzanne Munroe

Director & Solicitor

Sarah Tipton Walker, Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Sarah Tipton Walker

Director & Solicitor

Janet Baker Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Janet Baker

Director & Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves

Associate Solicitor

Georgina Peckett, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Georgina Peckett

Associate Solicitor

Lucy Wells, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis Sheffield

Lucy Wells

Associate Solicitor

Natalie Cosgrove, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Natalie Cosgrove

Associate Solicitor

Sadie Simpson, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Sadie Simpson

Solicitor

Sunny Sandhu, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Sunny Sandhu

Solicitor

Helena Tindall, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Helena Tindall

Solicitor

Kate Gelder, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Doncaster

Kate Gelder

Solicitor

Ruth Tucker Medical Negligence Solicitor

Ruth Tucker

Solicitor

Delyth Ann Jones, Medical Neglicence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Delyth Ann Jones

Consultant Solicitor

Stephanie Kennedy, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Stephanie Kennedy

Solicitor

Linda Smith, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Sheffield

Linda Smith

Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe

Solicitor

Lisa Mann, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Lisa Mann

Solicitor

Jim Gladman, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Jim Gladman

Solicitor

Burhan Akhtar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Burhan Akhtar

Solicitor


Emma Frank

Trainee Solicitor

Heather Kolar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Heather Kolar

Solicitor

Sian Morris, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Sian Morris

Chartered Legal Executive

Claire Garrity, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Claire Garrity

Paralegal

Lisa Simpson, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Lisa Simpson

Paralegal

Lesley Graves, Professional Support Lawyer

Lesley Graves

Solicitor & Professional Support Lawyer

How is Medical Negligence advice funded?

There are various options for funding claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, (also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement). In a Conditional Fee Agreement, you will only pay for our solicitors’ work if we win the case for you. In very limited cases we can offer advice for free thanks to Legal Aid funding. Our solicitors can review and discuss your funding options and help you decide the best route to take.

How can Switalskis help me?

If you have suffered negligent treatment for sepsis you may be in a vulnerable and difficult position. Our team are experienced in helping people not only gain financial compensation, but making you feel at ease with the process and making sure that your voice is heard throughout.

Our team includes solicitors who are accredited as specialists by both The Law Society and the patients’ charity, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). We are also recognised as being among the top Clinical Negligence teams in England by the Legal 500 UK, the foremost legal guide for clients.

Call us on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website to talk to a medical negligence solicitor about your circumstances.

What our clients say

"We really appreciate all your efforts and the positive outcome so far of your research and professionalism. You have picked up the baton at the eleventh hour when we were at our lowest point and abandoned by everyone else – thank you so much."

'GM' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I felt comfortable with Ruth and I trusted her. Ruth kept me up-to-date with every detail. I would strongly recommend Switalskis, and Ruth in particular."

'PL' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I would like to thank Jim Gladman and the Switalskis’ team for everything they did for me. A job well done."

'NM' - Medical Negligence Client

"Stephanie Kennedy was brilliant from start to finish."

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"I was extremely satisfied with how [Claire Garrity] dealt with my case. It was difficult for me and Claire guided me through with consummate skill."

'SH' - Clinical Negligence Client

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'TM' - Clinical Negligence Client