When you are unwell, it can be a worrying time for you and your loved ones.
When receiving medical care, you should not only feel safe, but feel confident that you are being given the right treatment from the right people.
Knowing that the care you are receiving is of an exceptional standard can help to provide a little bit of comfort in the midst of a difficult time.
Unfortunately, when we are ill we do not always receive the high quality care we expect. Sub-standard care can sometimes result in infections being overlooked or misdiagnosed, which in turn can have devastating consequences.
What is Infection Negligence?
Despite medical professionals having your best interests at heart, sometimes they do make mistakes. These errors can result in unnecessary pain and suffering for patients, and it is therefore only right that we seek to try and hold those who make mistakes accountable for their actions. Infection negligence claims can be made for any substandard medical care that relates to infection.
This may be:
- failure to prevent an infection – e.g. MRSA
- failure to diagnose an infection
- failure to administer the correct treatment for an infection
- contraction of sepsis as a result of inadequate medical care.
Sepsis Negligence Claims
Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening disease that is caused by the immune system’s response to an infection. If not treated quickly, sepsis can cause organ failure which in the most severe cases can be fatal.
It is therefore crucial that doctors and other medical staff are able to detect sepsis at the first possible opportunity in order to increase the likelihood of successful treatment.
If your sepsis was misdiagnosed, or if it was not detected as early as possible, then you may be able to make a claim. You may also be able to make a claim if you feel that you did not receive adequate care in the necessary time frame.