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Claiming Compensation for Necrotising Fasciitis Amputation

Claiming Compensation for Necrotising Fasciitis Amputation

A successful compensation claim can address the difficulties caused by negligent medical care. Contact Glynns today if you have suffered a limb amputation due to delayed diagnosis of necrotising fasciitis.

Limb amputation and financial losses

As well as the physical, practical and psychological impact of having a limb amputated, the financial losses can also be significant.

The individual affected may well find that they are no longer able to work in their previous employment, resulting in a reduction in income. They may only be able to work for reduced hours or they may find they are no longer able to work at all.

In addition it may be the case that they require some assistance in the home due to their limb loss or may need adjustments to be made to their home environment in order to be able to move around effectively.

The costs can accumulate.

If these stressful financial effects are due to substandard medical care, it may be appropriate to make a claim for compensation which can address those financial losses.

Necrotising fasciitis and amputations

Necrotising fasciitis, a life-threatening infection of the deep, soft tissue, often commences in a limb. It is occasionally necessary, therefore, to amputate a limb in order to prevent the infection from spreading further into the body.

However, with an early diagnosis and emergency treatment, such an appalling outcome may not be necessary. Prompt debridement (surgical removal) of infected tissue may be sufficient to halt the infection before an amputation is considered necessary.

Medical negligence

Due to its virulence and threat to the life of the patient, necrotising fasciitis is considered a medical emergency.

If medical professionals fail to recognise the possible signs of necrotising fasciitis, make a misdiagnosis or delay either investigation or treatment, they may be regarded as having provided substandard care.

A delay in the commencement of treatment is likely to mean a worse outcome for the patient. Not only is it possible that the patient will have to undergo further surgery and suffer greater scarring and tissue loss, but there is also an increased likelihood of more severe complications such sepsis and the death of the patient.

Claiming compensation

If you or a loved one are struggling with the financial and physical impact of necrotising fasciitis due to poor-quality medical care, you should seek the advice of a specialist medical negligence solicitor.

Glynns Solicitors is a specialist medical negligence legal practice, with a team of expert lawyers with considerable expertise in necrotising fasciitis claims.

Contact us today to talk to a solicitor about your situation and the suitability of making a claim for compensation which can address your financial losses.

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