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Compensation for Loss of Income Due to Necrotising Fasciitis

Compensation for Loss of Income Due to Necrotising Fasciitis

The long-term impact of necrotising fasciitis can be devastating and utterly life-changing. A successful compensation claim may help the patient to cope with the problems they encounter.

Long-term effects of necrotising fasciitis

Some patients who develop necrotising fasciitis are fortunate and their condition is spotted and treated promptly, minimising the effects and reducing the risk of long-term disability. For others, however, a delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to a catastrophic physical, emotional and financial outcome.

A swift-moving and relentless soft-tissue infection, necrotising fasciitis will destroy all the tissue it encounters until it is effectively halted by the surgical removal of all infected tissue. Both the infection and its treatment can be destructive to the physical integrity of the patient.

Consequently, many patients are left with scarring, deformity and disability. Often commencing in the limbs, this appalling infection can end in the patient requiring the amputation of a limb or a digit or a hand.

If the infection is located in the abdomen, or the patient is suffering from fournier's gangrene, a version which attacks the genital region, the functioning of the bowel may be affected. The patient may require a colostomy if the bowel damage cannot be repaired.

Many patients will suffer scarring and long-term ill-health, both physically and psychologically, as a result of their ordeal at the hands of this illness.

For some patients, the outcome, sadly, is death.

The need for an early diagnosis and emergency surgery cannot be overstated.

Claiming compensation for loss of income

The impact of the horrific ravages of this infection often means that the patient is unable to return to work either fully or at all. Their income may be reduced and the costs which may be associated with their long-term health may be considerable.

If such a distressing outcome is due to the failings of medical professionals in preventing, diagnosing or treating necrotising fasciitis, it may be appropriate to make a claim for compensation.

Speak to a solicitor

If you or a loved one are struggling with the financial impact of necrotising fasciitis due to delays in medical diagnosis or treatment, contact Glynns Solicitors.

We have supported numerous patients in making compensation claims for the long-term effects of this appalling infection when medical management has been substandard. One of our team of specialist medical negligence solicitors will be very happy to talk to you.

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