Infections can sometimes be an unavoidable part of medical treatment and are not always negligent. However, acquiring an infection in a hospital or other care setting can be negligent if, for example, appropriate hand hygiene procedures were not followed, or a wound was not cared for properly, or if the infection was introduced post surgery whilst being nursed on a ward.
Similarly, a failure to diagnose, or a delay in diagnosis of an infection can also give rise to a complaint. This can apply to care given either in hospital, or in a community setting, at the hands of a GP or another medical practitioner.
It is well publicised that infections can have catastrophic consequences, especially if they are not diagnosed and treated promptly. They can complicate recovery or have a lifelong impact.
Our team have many years of expertise in dealing with infection claims, as well as claims involving a failure to diagnose or treat an infection. We have seen how devastating the aftermath of these infections can be. We will guide you through the legal process, and will offer a sympathetic ear and signposting to the most appropriate support services.
Contact our specialist clinical negligence team today on 01803 213251 or complete the enquiry form below, for an informal chat, without obligation.