Sepsis Treatment Article

Sepsis Negligence, All You Need to Know

What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is a dangerous, life-threatening condition that must be diagnosed and treated quickly to lower the chances of complications occurring from it in the future. It is the body’s reaction to a toxic response or an infection, it results in the body damaging its own tissue in the body. It can be also known as “Septicaemia” or “Blood Poisoning”. You cannot spread sepsis to other people, as it is the body’s reaction to an infection.

What Are the Signs of Sepsis?

Symptoms of Sepsis can vary in between individuals; however, the most common symptoms of sepsis include:

  • High heart rate or low blood pressure
  • Fever and shivering
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Clammy and sweaty skin

If you suspect that you or your loved one may be suffering from Sepsis, it is important to act as soon as possible, even as a precaution, and call emergency services or go to a hospital if it is possible.

Who’s Most Likely To Get it

Anyone can get Sepsis; however, some people are more vulnerable and are more likely to get it than others because of a weaker immune system. People more likely to get Sepsis to include:

  • People over 75
  • People with diabetes
  • People who recently had surgery or an illness
  • Women who have recently given birth
  • Children under one
  • People with weakened immune systems

How Can Sepsis Treatment be Negligent?

There are many ways in which the treatment of Sepsis can be negligent, which can lead to further complications in the future and a smaller chance of recovery from the illness. The longer Sepsis is postponed, the more likely it is to have severe irreversible complications and can even be fatal.

The delay or misdiagnosis or sepsis can be seen as medical negligence, and you may be able to claim compensation for it. Delay leads to late treatment of the condition and therefore more likely chance of complications developing. Misdiagnosis can lead to the illness being treated incorrectly, leading to further complications to the health of the patient.

If you have experienced medical negligence during your sepsis treatment, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now. We will treat your case in the most professional manner, ensuring to get to know your case in the best possible way.

How To Make a Claim?

To make a Sepsis medical negligence claim, we recommend you contact one of our experienced medical negligence solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now, to come out with the highest possible compensation for your case. We advise that the time limit for making a medical negligence claim is within 3 years of the accident occurring or finding out about the injury. There are circumstances in which you can make a claim after 3 years, and if you would like to discuss your circumstances, talk to one of our experienced solicitors for a free consultation.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now! Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means there will be no hidden fees, and everything can be done over the phone from anywhere in the UK.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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