If you have suffered because doctors failed to manage your necrotising fasciitis, you need to speak to specialist solicitor without delay. Contact us today to discuss what your options are and whether you can pursue a claim for compensation.
Can I claim for necrotising fasciitis?
Although it is not exclusively the case, necrotising fasciitis claims usually arise because of a delay in diagnosis and/or a delay in treatment:-
1. Delay in diagnosis
As a serious bacterial infection, necrotising fasciitis must be diagnosed as quickly as possible or devastating complications will occur. Although it is a rare condition, even junior doctors should have enough knowledge and expertise to recognise that a serious infection is present. Immediate steps should be taken to verify what the infection is, something which can be achieved with blood tests and swabs of the infected area. If there is a failure to make a timely diagnosis, despite the fact a patient has the typical symptoms, there will be grounds for a compensation claim.
2. Delay in treatment
Once diagnosed, doctors should appreciate that necrotising fasciitis requires immediate treatment. This should involve intravenous antibiotics and emergency surgery to remove the dead tissue. If there is a failure to act with urgency, causing a delay, there will be grounds for a compensation claim.
Solicitors for necrotising fasciitis claims
If you or your loved one has had necrotising fasciitis and you believe the illness was negligently managed by medical professionals, you should waste no time in talking to a solicitor. It might be that complications arose due to a delay in diagnosis, a delay in treatment or another medical error.
Whatever the circumstances, a solicitor that specialises in medical negligence claims will be able to suggest whether or not you have been the victim of medical incompetence. This is the easiest way to discover whether or not you can make a claim. Indeed, medical negligence is a complicated area of the law and it is not always apparent whether or not you have a case. A solicitor will be able to clarify your legal position for you, explaining whether or not you have sufficient grounds to pursue a claim.
Claim for necrotising fasciitis today
To find out whether you are entitled to compensation for your necrotising fasciitis care, get in touch with us today. We specialise in necrotising fasciitis claims, making us the best people to advise you. All our enquiries are free of charge, so you can benefit from expert legal advice without having to pay.