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Sepsis Misdiagnosis Claims

Our specialist Clinical Negligence team has supported hundreds of clients throughout the South West and beyond in making successful claims for sepsis misdiagnosis, helping them to get vital compensation for conditions caused or worsened by sepsis misdiagnosis. If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of sepsis misdiagnosis, we can help you secure the justice and compensation to which you are entitled.

Our approach to sepsis misdiagnosis

At Coodes, we understand that a sepsis misdiagnosis can be extremely serious, even fatal, for the patient and highly distressing for their loved ones.

Our specialist Clinical Negligence team combine expert legal knowledge in this field with a sympathetic and human approach. We will break down the jargon and help you to understand how to make a complaint and launch a claim for compensation. Working closely with expert medical professionals, we will help build your case, showing where treatment and care was negligent and how it has impacted your life and health. We will provide guidance at every stage of your claim so that you have the best possible chance of securing compensation.

Can you claim for sepsis misdiagnosis?

The devastating nature of sepsis means that detecting it as early as possible is essential. Failure to do so can lead to serious consequences including organ damage and even death. If medical mistakes prevented the early detection of sepsis or allowed your symptoms to develop, you may be able to make a claim for medical negligence based on sepsis misdiagnosis.

We could help you make a claim if:

  • Medical professionals failed to reach a correct diagnosis
  • You experienced delays before receiving the necessary treatment, usually by way of antibiotics
  • Your GP failed to recognise the early stages of sepsis and should have referred you to hospital
  • Your referral to hospital after being diagnosed was delayed

Our specialist Clinical Negligence lawyers could help you secure compensation that would allow you to access expert care and rehabilitation to meet your ongoing and future needs.

How much will your sepsis misdiagnosis claim cost?

In many cases, we will be able to support you on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay any legal fees. If your child has suffered serious brain injury at birth as a result of medical misdiagnosis you may be eligible for legal aid to support your claim.

Whatever your case, we offer a free initial consultation to help you understand the process and the likely funding basis of your claim.

How long do I have to make a sepsis misdiagnosis claim?

You usually have up to three years from the date of the incident or when its effects were first apparent to start a clinical negligence claim for sepsis misdiagnosis.

If the claim is for your child, you have until their 18th birthday to make a claim on their behalf. After this it becomes the responsibility of the child to make the claim, with the three-year limit starting when they reach the age of 18. If they lack the ‘capacity’ to handle their own affairs, the time limit does not apply. Similarly, if the sepsis misdiagnosis claim is on behalf of an adult incapable of handling their own affairs, the limitation does not apply.

We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, so that our clinical negligence lawyers can explain the process of claiming compensation, start your claim and help you access any other support and/or rehabilitation you need.

How much compensation could you receive?

Every case of sepsis misdiagnosis is different. That’s why it is important to get expert advice from qualified specialist lawyers who really understand the unique nature of each sepsis misdiagnosis issue and who are experienced in working with medical professionals to truly understand its long-term implications.

The amount you can claim will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of the resulting injury or condition, any financial losses you or your loved one have suffered or will suffer in the future, and any changes to your lifestyle that you have to make as a result of the sepsis misdiagnosis. Whatever the case, our specialist clinical negligence lawyers will ensure that you get the compensation and support you are entitled to.

Of course, financial awards can’t fully compensate you or your loved one for injuries or conditions caused by sepsis misdiagnosis or address any long-term consequences. But compensation can help you to make any necessary adjustments to your lifestyle and help you get your life back on track. Compensation could also help to provide vital support if you or your loved one have lost the capacity to work as a result of sepsis misdiagnosis.

Sepsis misdiagnosis inquests

Tragically, sepsis misdiagnosis can lead to deaths that could have been avoided. In addition to the claim for compensation, sometimes when deaths occur as a result of sepsis, an inquest may be held to establish the facts around the death. Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors have an extensive experience of dealing with inquests in medical negligence cases arising from sepsis. In some cases, therefore, we can represent you at inquests, to help guide you through proceedings and to make sure your voice is heard. This also will help to gather crucial evidence ahead of any compensation claim for medical negligence.

Team

Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Gareth Monk

Paralegal

Sharon Parsons

Litigation Executive

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Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

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