Medical negligence

Infectious diseases and sepsis claims

Mother holding the hands of a small child with an IV drip. Infectious diseases and sepsis claims for children.

Introduction and overview

Infections can have serious consequences if treatment is delayed due to the failure of doctors, nurses or surgeons to make a timely diagnosis. It is vital for all infections to be diagnosed early to avoid complications, as if left untreated they could lead to septicaemia which could make you extremely unwell. 

Sepsis, also known as septicemia, is a very serious form of infection in the blood. Serious infection and sepsis can result in long lasting physical and psychological injury. It can also cause post-sepsis syndrome with its risk of recurring infections.

Unfortunately if you develop sepsis and infection as a result of medical professionals failing to diagnose an infection in time for effective treatment with medication or surgery, this could result in serious injury with long term effects. You may then have a claim. 

How our medical negligence solicitors can help you

If you think you have suffered injury as a result of infection or sepsis, you need to speak to our legal experts who have vast experience in dealing with this type of injury. We can support you on making a claim and guide you through the complex legal system, providing you with the best possible advice in this stressful time.

Why choose Russell-Cooke for infectious diseases and sepsis claims?

About our medical negligence team

At Russell-Cooke, we have a team of accredited expert lawyers who have extensive experience in dealing with infection and sepsis claims. We will be able to help you claim compensation and if necessary to access expert care and rehabilitation to meet your ongoing and future needs. 

We are accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence recognising our expertise in this area. We are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for excellence in legal practice management and client care. Various members of our medical negligence team are also on the Law Society and AVMA clinical negligence panels and have been accredited by APIL as Clinical Negligence Specialists.

Testimonials and legal directory quotes

We have over 35 years of experience in dealing with these cases and have built up a solid reputation in the way we handle the claims. But don’t just take our word for it. We are ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers. Here’s what has been said about us.

“Everyone was excellent”.
Miss E

“You were fantastic”.
Miss S


The team have a depth of knowledge and an ability to focus on the small but important details.
Chambers UK (2024)

Charging information

For some initial advice, you can always get in contact with us and speak to one of our experienced solicitors. This initial consultation will be free and we’ll look at the case for you, then advise you on the best next steps so that you can decide on what you want to do. 

You need not worry about how you will fund a claim. If we feel that you have a viable claim then it is likely that we will take your case on a no-win no fee basis. This means that you will only pay legal costs if you receive compensation and most of those costs will be covered by your opponent. If your claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay anything.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our medical negligence solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7517 or complete our enquiry form below.

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