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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation for an incorrect antibiotic procedure

    Antibiotics are a regular part of life you may not think about too often. If you develop an infection and go to see your GP they may prescribe some antibiotics for you to resolve the situation. In other cases antibiotics are given after an operation, to ensure a full and speedy recovery is made.

    Thankfully it is very rare for an issue to arise in this way. An incorrect antibiotic procedure does not occur too often at all, mostly because there are a variety of measures and procedures that need to be adhered to for any and every operation and consultation that takes place.

    However if something like this does happen, an excess of antibiotics can result in side-effects that would not otherwise have been experienced. One recent case saw a higher dose of antibiotics given to some of those who had gone through cataract surgery. Some of them experienced problems with their vision as a result.

    In this situation you would have the right to seek compensation for the outcome, since it was far from being the one you might have expected. As such it is good to get professional advice before considering what to do.

    Are incidents like this relatively common?

    No – in fact nothing could be further from the truth. Antibiotics are given regularly throughout the healthcare profession to resolve infections and indeed in some cases to prevent them. They can be given as a matter of course during certain surgical procedures for example. Stringent measures are in place to ensure the appropriate dosage is given in each individual case, depending on the situation and patient involved. This will come as good news to anyone who is concerned about taking medication like this in case it has an adverse effect on them.

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    Accident Advice Helpline could assist you with a compensation claim

    An incorrect antibiotic procedure can lead to problems you may not have been expecting. While you require proof that negligence was behind any incorrect dosage or application of antibiotics, the team at AAH can assess whether this is the case.

    Contact us using our free 24/7 enquiry line today so we can find out more. Our no win, no fee compensation claim process is easy to understand since we do the majority of the hard work for you. Call us today to see what steps you could take next.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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