Sepsis (also known as blood poisoning or speticaemia) when the body reacts to an infection in its own tissues or organs. If sepsis is not recognised at an early enough stage and treated it can lead to shock, organ failure, long term tissue damage and even death.
Sepsis is a serious condition that can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection and patients often experience one of the following symptoms:
- Slurred speech
- Extreme shivering or muscle pain
- Passing no urine (in a day)
- Severe breathlessness
- Mottled or discoloured skin
If a healthcare professional does not detect sepsis early enough and fails to provide the appropriate treatment then you may be able to take legal action for compensation.
Claims for compensation for failing to detect sepsis are difficult and expert advice is needed to work out whether you have a claim. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you and we will act for you on a NO WIN NO FEE basis meaning that you will not have to pay any legal fees should your case be unsuccessful. Request a Free Consultation today.