Sepsis Compensation Claims


If you’ve suffered sepsis following a medical or surgical procedure, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your suffering. It is a very serious condition which can kill very soon after infection. Other patients may lose limbs or suffer organ or tissue damage. We can help file sepsis compensation claims for any illness or injury suffered due to sepsis.

If you’ve lost a loved one or family member to sepsis, we can help you claim compensation and seek answers for how they came to contract it. Sepsis compensation payouts are often a significant help when recovering or adapting to a new way of life. This can be a distressing experience, but we support you in making it as clear as we can to help you plan for life after your loss.

Our sepsis claims solicitors team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients involved in sepsis medical negligence claims, and other personal injury cases. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you won’t pay any fees for our services unless your case succeeds.


What is sepsis, and why is it so dangerous?


It is another name for septicaemia – a condition which can result in organ failure and even death if it isn’t diagnosed and treated very quickly. If you have sepsis, your body’s immune system overreacts to infections and releases chemicals into the bloodstream, which can cause severe inflammation, reducing blood flow to your organs and other body areas.


What are the common causes of septicaemia?


Septicaemia in personal injury claims often arises from situations where medical care falls below acceptable standards. Common causes include:

  • Delayed Diagnosis: Failure to promptly identify and treat infections.
  • Surgical Infections: Postoperative infections due to non-sterile techniques or inadequate aftercare.
  • Mismanagement of Infections: Inadequate treatment or monitoring of existing infections.
  • Hospital-Acquired Infections: Infections contracted during hospital stays due to poor hygiene practices.
  • Improper Use of Catheters: Infections resulting from poorly managed catheter use.
  • Medical Negligence Developing Sepsis: Infections arising from errors during medical procedures or treatments.

Each of these instances can lead to severe consequences if not addressed quickly and effectively, often resulting in significant harm to the patient. Those are some of the cases that become a solid ground for sepsis negligence claims. Still, many more scenarios can lead to such personal injury claims.


What are the long-term side effects of sepsis?


To be treated effectively, this condition must be spotted very early—typically within an hour of developing—before it causes severe harm. The difficulty with this is that the symptoms can appear relatively harmless and resemble those seen with other, less harmful conditions. Those symptoms include chills, sweating, muscle cramps, a fast heart rate, difficulty breathing and general confusion.

The long-term side effects of septicaemia can be debilitating, significantly impacting a person’s quality of life. These effects often arise from severe infections that were not promptly or properly treated. Common long-term side effects include:

  • Chronic Pain and Fatigue: Persistent discomfort and extreme tiredness.
  • Organ Dysfunction: Long-lasting damage to organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, or liver.
  • Cognitive Impairments: Memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and other mental health issues.
  • Mobility Issues: Weakness or loss of muscle function affecting movement.
  • Psychological Trauma: Anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

If you suspect that you or a loved one has suffered due to inadequate medical care, it’s worth consulting our sepsis claims solicitors. In many cases, sepsis medical negligence claims help victims seek the compensation needed to manage these long-term effects and improve their quality of life.

Sadly, around one in three people contracting septicaemia are killed, with others suffering long-lasting effects such as the loss of a limb. Understandably, hospitals are increasingly vigilant when it comes to septicaemia and sepsis medical malpractice cases, thanks to publicity and awareness campaigns around the devastating effects of the condition.


How can medical negligence lead to sepsis?


As with any medical negligence case, negligence can arise due to an error (such as incorrect or unsafe procedures) or an omission (such as failing to test for or spot a clear sign of sepsis) on the part of the surgical team. Any invasive surgery carries an element of risk of infections, including septicaemia.

If you have a weaker immune system, you may have a higher underlying risk of contracting septicaemia. For example, it is more common in much younger and older patients, as well as those with conditions such as HIV and those with a history of chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

If there’s a chance that medical staff failed to fully assess you before surgery, missed signs of septicaemia during or after the surgery, or weren’t sufficiently vigilant after your procedure, there may be a claim for negligence.


How much can I be compensated for a sepsis claim?


The amount of sepsis negligence compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your case with you.

You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:

  • Compensation for distress and upheaval
  • Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
  • Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
  • Adaptations to your home or vehicle
  • Damage to your property
  • Travel expenses incurred

Our sepsis negligence solicitors can help you assess your future needs and work with you to agree on the level of compensation that you may be entitled to as a result of contracting septicaemia.


Average sepsis compensation payouts (UK)


It’s essential to understand that every case is unique, and therefore, if the claim is successful, the compensation sum varies significantly depending on the circumstances and severity.

For instance, successful sepsis negligence compensation claims can result in payouts ranging from £4,000 for less severe cases to over £300,000 for cases involving severe long-term effects or multiple organ failure.

However, these figures are only guidelines, and actual amounts can differ based on the specifics of each claim. It’s wise to consult with experienced solicitors to understand the potential compensation for your unique situation.


Do I have a valid claim for sepsis compensation?


If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:

  • Was the incident within the last three years?
  • Was someone else to blame for the incident?
  • Were you injured as a result of the incident?

Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to a claim. Getting prompt specialist legal advice could be beneficial.

Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.


How do I begin a medical negligence claim for sepsis?


Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.


Why choose Litkraft Solicitors for No Win No Fee sepsis negligence claims?


Choosing our team for sepsis negligence claims ensures expert legal support from professionals with extensive experience handling such complex cases. Our sepsis negligence solicitors understand the devastating impact this condition can have on you and your family, and we are dedicated to helping you seek fair compensation.

  1. Expertise in Medical Negligence: With years of experience and a proven track record, we have successfully managed numerous sepsis compensation claims.
  2. No Win No Fee: Our No Win No Fee arrangement means you can pursue your claim with less financial risks. You won’t pay any legal fees for our lawyers’ services unless your case succeeds (it’s essential to understand that losing the case might come with financial responsibilities on behalf of other party expenses).
  3. Personalised Approach: We offer compassionate and personalised legal services, ensuring your case receives the attention and dedication it deserves.

At Litkraft Solicitors, your well-being and peace of mind are our top priorities. Please find some of the most frequently asked questions below. For more information, feel free to contact us in the way that’s most convenient for you.




  • Any person who has suffered harm due to septicaemia potentially caused by medical negligence can file a medical negligence claim for sepsis. Additionally, family members or legal representatives can act on behalf of a victim, especially if the individual is unable to represent themselves due to incapacitation or death.

    While having a lawyer file your claim is not a legal requirement, having an experienced solicitor might significantly help navigate complex legal processes and further increase the likelihood of fair compensation.

  • Yes, you can make a sepsis negligence claim on behalf of a loved one if they are unable to do so themselves. This includes situations where the individual has passed away, is incapacitated, or is a minor.

  • You generally have three years from the incident date or from when you first became aware of the negligence to file a sepsis negligence compensation claim. However, there are exceptions, for example, if the case is related to minors or those with reduced mental capacity.

  • Each case is unique, as is the timeline for receiving compensation. In successful sepsis negligence compensation claims scenarios, sums of sepsis compensation payouts vary depending on the complexity of the case and the negotiation process.

    It can take anywhere from several months to a few years to reach a settlement and receive compensation. An experienced solicitor can provide a more precise estimate based on the specifics of your case.


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