Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

Compensation claims for Septicaemia misdiagnosis

Septicaemia is a very serious infection which if not diagnosed, or if misdiagnosed, can be potentially life threatening.

If you feel that you have suffered from medical negligence in relation to septicaemia or meningitis, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly. It can arise from infections throughout FAQthe body, including infections in the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract. Septicaemia can also be a complication of other infections, such as infections of the bones, central nervous system (meningitis), heart or other tissues and occurs when the bacteria escape that part of the body and get into the bloodstream. The bacteria can also come from burns, infected wounds, boils and tooth abscesses.
Septicaemia can be treated effectively with antibiotics if diagnosed in time.

Medical negligence claims usually relate to misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of the symptoms, leading to the infection being more difficult to treat and the patient suffering unduly.

The symptoms of septicaemia can be any of the following:

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How much can I claim?

A number of factors will determine the value of your settlement:

What can I claim compensation for?

Making a claim for compensation

A specialist medical negligence solicitor can assess your case and inform you about: