If you have suffered injuries because of necrotising fasciitis and you would like to know what options are open to you, you need to speak to a necrotising fasciitis claims solicitor.
Necrotising fasciitis claims
Necrotising fasciitis is a rare type of bacterial infection that causes the body’s deep tissues and connective tissues to break down and die. This can lead to devastating injuries, including large open wounds, permanent defects and organ failure. In some cases the condition can be fatal.
Because of the severity of the infection, it is vital medical professionals diagnose and treat necrotising fasciitis as a matter of urgency. Any reasonably competent medical practitioner within the UK should be able to recognise the signs of a severe infection and use this medical knowledge to work towards an accurate diagnosis. This should apply even if he/she has not come across a case of necrotising fasciitis during the course of their career.
Unfortunately this is not always the case and patients with necrotising fasciitis are left untreated – usually because a misdiagnosis is made. If there is a delay in diagnosis and this causes a patient injury, there will be grounds for a necrotising fasciitis claim.
Other reasons a necrotising fasciitis claim might arise include:-
- A an accurate diagnosis is made but urgent treatment is not provided
- Necrotising fasciitis was caused by medical neglect – e.g. failure to provide antibiotics before surgery or pressure sores are left untreated
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
Necrotising fasciitis claims solicitors
If you suspect that you or your loved one has suffered necrotising fasciitis medical negligence, you need to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible.
A solicitor who specialises in necrotising fasciitis claims will be able to advise you upon your options, explaining whether there are grounds for a compensation claim. If there is a case to be investigated, your solicitor will begin the claims process on your behalf, handling every aspect of the claim until it is concluded.
If successful, compensation will be awarded to reflect the damages that have been caused. This includes the physical and emotional injury (called general damages) and the actual financial loss that has been incurred (called special damages). Although this will not undo the often terrible injuries associated with necrotising fasciitis negligence, it will provide some access to justice. It will also provide you with financial support during this difficult time.
To speak to our necrotising fasciitis claims solicitors, please get in touch today.