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✓ We have worked on a number of sepsis claims with varying levels of complexity
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John is an expert in dealing with medical negligence claims and has a history of settling high value cases. He has been working on sepsis claims for the
Talha works as a Paralegal assisting assisting the medical negligence team obtaining information and conducting in-depth research.
You should make a claim for sepsis if the medical practitioner or any other relevant medical professional failed to:
- recognise the symptoms of sepsis;
- monitor symptoms of sepsis;
- diagnose or delayed diagnosis of symptoms of sepsis;
- treat sepsis in a timely manner; or
- offer due care which led to an unnecessary injury.
Sepsis is a life-threatening illness, which is now fairly common. It occurs as a reaction to an infection when the immune system overreacts and releases chemicals into the blood to fight an infection but instead starts to damage tissues and organs.
Sepsis is sometimes called septicaemia or blood poisoning.
Medical Negligence claims can be time-consuming and quite complicated. In order to make your claim run as smoothly as possible, collect as much information as you can before you approach a solicitor. Record your treatment procedure, how this has affected you after, keep any relevant paperwork and record any conversations you may have had with medical practitioners. It might help to make a personal journal of all goings-on in as much detail as possible.
Here are the general steps for how you would make a medical negligence claim.
Firstly, we will ask for all of your medical records. Don’t worry- you don’t to compile this yourself, your GP will provide it.
Then we ask an independent medical expert to review your case and provide a report. They will decide whether they think your claim counts as medical negligence.
Next, a Letter of Claim is sent to the medical practitioner who treated you. They will have 3 months to reply with a Letter of Response. If they admit to a mistake, then at this point compensation can be decided upon.
However, if the medical practitioners deny any mistake, then a Court Claim can be issued. This might sound quite scary, but a Court Claim is just a detailed report of the details of your claim; your financial losses and your medical records.
A Defence will be sent from the practitioner that outlines the evidence to deny wrongdoing. Then your Court Claim and the practitioners Defence will be given to a Judge, who will decide if a trial is necessary. Though having to go to Court is a possibility, it is quite rare. Most medical negligence claims are settled without having to go to trial.
If no settlement has been reached then the claim might go to trial, where a Judge will decide the outcome of your case, and how much compensation you should receive.
A sepsis claim like all medical negligence claim awards compensation for:
Loss of income;
And expenses, if any.
It is also important to note that there are three elements to medical negligence compensation awards. These are:
Special damages for past losses;
And special damages for future losses.
General damages are awarded compensation for the injury itself, the pain and suffering experienced by the individual and the inability to live and enjoy life as they used to before the negligence occurred.
Special damages are awarded compensation for financial losses that the affected individual has incurred as a result of the negligence.
Yes, a family member can make a claim on behalf of the deceased.
If negligence can be proved, and you are a surviving spouse, civil partner or a parent who has lost their child (up to 18 years old) you will be eligible to claim a bereavement award through the deceased’s estate.
The deceased’s estate is also entitled to claim compensation for any pain and suffering experienced by the deceased that was caused by the medical negligence.
Finally, a dependency claim can also be made. The purpose is to ensure that the family is not financially worse off following the death. This often applies if the deceased was earning and supporting the family when they passed away as a result of medical negligence.
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