If we believe you have been the innocent victim of medical negligence, we will help you make a Fournier’s Gangrene claim, handling the entire process on your behalf. We promise to support you every step of the way and will keep you informed at every stage.
When can you claim?
If Fournier’s Gangrene is not appropriately managed by medical professionals and this causes a patient to suffer unnecessary injury, there will be grounds for a compensation claim.
Fournier’s Gangrene and medical negligence
Medical professionals must diagnose and treat a patient with Fournier’s Gangrene at the earliest possible opportunity. If there is a failure to do so, the standard of care will be considered unacceptable and there will be a case of medical negligence.
Medical negligence means that the level of care provided has fallen below a reasonable standard, causing a patient harm. The management of Fournier’s Gangrene will be considered negligent if there is:
A failure to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene
A reasonably competent doctor should be able to make a prompt diagnosis of Fournier’s Gangrene. If there is a failure to do so, despite the fact a patient is displaying the characteristic symptoms, the level of medical care will be deemed unacceptable. A patient will be able to claim for the complications caused as a result of this misdiagnosis.
When Fournier’s Gangrene is diagnosed, no time should be wasted in administering antibiotics and surgically removing the necrotic tissue. This must be carried out as a matter of urgency. If doctors fail to appreciate the need for urgent treatment, causing a delay, there will be grounds for a compensation claim.
There are times when Fournier’s Gangrene is diagnosed and treatment provided, but this treatment is not effective. This might occur because the correct antibiotics are not given, the antibiotics are not administered intravenously, or the necrotic tissue is not properly debrided. If treatment does not swiftly quash the infection, there will be a substandard level of care.