Widow wins septicemia claim

The Supreme Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the widow and family of a Covilhã man who went to hospital because of back pain (due to an accident at work) but died from septicemia (an infection that causes multiple organ failure) caused by a bacteria that he contracted in the A&E department. Say reports, the widow will now receive €8,133 from (his employers’) insurers “for expenses” and a lump sum payment of €3,681 per year.