If you or a loved one have developed Sepsis as a result of a hospital stay or surgical procedure; or you or a family member experience a delay in diagnosis of Septicaemia, or worse still misdiagnosis of the infection, then you may be eligible to claim compensation for the suffering and harm caused.
Lanyon Bowdler’s expert team of Medical Negligence Solicitors will provide the immediate support and expert legal guidance required to investigate your claim thoroughly, giving you the best chance of securing the compensation you deserve.
Our team have experience in handling claims surrounding hospital infections, especially those claims resulting from Sepsis. We are perfectly positioned to support you, ensuring that your immediate healthcare needs are speedily, sensitively and suitably catered for. We are able to work on a no win no fee basis and our friendly and compassionate team will be sympathetic to your situation and needs. We will listen and carefully advise you as to whether you are within your rights to explore a claim for compensation.
For a free initial conversation and assessment of your circumstances, call and speak to our team today, or complete the enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.
Sepsis is also known as blood poisoning and is usually caused by micro-organisms. Their presence triggers the immune system to overreact to an injury or infection. In normal circumstances the immune system fights infection, but there are occasions when it works overtime causing inflammation throughout the entire body damaging organs and tissues.
The precise reasons why this happens are not yet fully understood.
Sepsis can be difficult to diagnose and can start with flu-like symptoms or an upset stomach. Symptoms vary between children and adults.
Sepsis kills five people every hour in the UK.
For every patient presenting with symptoms, medical staff should have a high suspicion of Sepsis and ask themselves “Could this be Sepsis?”
There has been much media coverage surrounding the treatment of Sepsis. If left undiagnosed it can quickly result in life-threatening complications such multi organ failure which can quickly escalate to death. This has led to the “Think Sepsis” campaign.
Early diagnosis is critical in preventing injury and helping with the survival of the patient. If caught early enough, the condition can be treated with antibiotics.
The UK Sepsis Trust sets out helpful guidance on how to spot Sepsis in both adults and children.
According to the trust, each year in the UK, 25,000 children are affected by Sepsis and one in four of all Sepsis survivors suffer permanent, life-changing after-effects. The trust also reports five people die in the UK every hour as a result of Sepsis.
For more about the trust, visit https://sepsistrust.org/
Serious injury or illness can have a devastating effect on the patient and their family. Lanyon Bowdler has an experienced clinical negligence team with a proven record in the field.
We can help, guide and support you through what is a very traumatic period in your life to ensure you get the compensation you need to return to as fulfilled a life as much as possible, with support for your care and living needs.
Our team will always ensure your best interests are at the centre of your case and you can be assured that we will act in a caring, sensitive and professional manner throughout proceedings.
The Medical Negligence department is recognised in Tier One for the West Midlands in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500, which described the department as "distinct and outstanding" saying the group has extensive experience across a wide range of medical negligence claims including birth, brain and spinal injuries, fatalities, amputations and delay in diagnosis. Other strengths lie in advising on negligent surgery, ophthalmic and vascular conditions.'
The Chambers UK 2022 ranks the department in Band 1 for Hereford, Worcester & Surrounds and Shrewsbury & Surrounds, it states we are an 'Impressive practice group with a growing presence across the West Midlands. Offers specialist advice across the full gamut of clinical negligence mandates, with particular experience in cases of surgical error, delayed diagnosis and failure to supervise those at risk of suicide. Additionally skilled in cases relating to post-surgical negligence, brain injury and fatal claims.'
Chambers UK highlight Beth Heath who was appointed department head in May 2021 'Notable practitioner Beth Heath has experience advising clients on delayed diagnosis of cancer, surgical negligence and informed consent cases. "She is very organised and efficient, with a thorough approach."
Lanyon Bowdler won the Clinical Negligence Team of the Year title at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards in Manchester, beating off competition from across the UK.
Kay Kelly, former head and now consultant for the team, said: “This is absolutely wonderful news and is a fitting tribute to the expertise and dedication of our clinical negligence lawyers.
“Clinical negligence is a particularly sensitive area of law which makes a tremendous difference to people’s lives. A successful claim can be vital for the person’s recovery and future quality of life, so to be recognised as being the best team in the country for our work means a great deal.”
The team is both proud and delighted to have won this award. The winning video submission can be viewed below.
You can view the highlights from The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018 here.
For more information complete our online contact form and a member one of our Medical Negligence Solicitors will contact you to discuss your claim.
We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, or can meet you at home. We work with clients all over the Midlands, Marches, North & Mid Wales and beyond.
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