We rarely think of the need to visit the loo but sometimes if you are ill or unable to get there on your own you may have to have a catheter fitted. On other occasions there can be a reason to fit one long-term, depending on whether you have a particular condition that would warrant it. Needless to say when there is a need to have one the requirement to keep it clean and to periodically have it checked by a professional medical person is imperative.
Recovering from an operation, illness or accident
If you have ever been in hospital you may have had a catheter fitted if you were unable to get out of bed. This is commonly the case immediately after an operation, and in cases where people are very ill or have had an accident that renders them immobile. It should not hurt to have one and it means you don’t have to worry about visiting the toilet as your urine is automatically extracted from your body without you having to think about it.
While most people don’t have any problems, some do and in this case it can add to the discomfort you may already feel from your condition.
The discomfort of an infection
In rare cases some patients get a catheter-associated urinary tract infection. This can be uncomfortable and painful, as all infections can be. In cases where the catheter-associated urinary tract infection has been caused by a lack of good care, there is the potential to make a claim for compensation. If you have experienced this in the last three years you should consider finding out more about the process for bringing a claim.
Can our professional personal injury lawyers help you?
We are here to provide the advice and assistance you need if you have found yourself in this situation in the past. Most people have catheters and have no problems of any kind. However, if suspected negligence has led to you experiencing the discomfort of a catheter-associated urinary tract infection you should contact us today to find out about making a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has already assisted many other people in bringing successful claims. We handle everything on your behalf so you don’t have to worry about struggling through the legal process on your own. With our assistance you can simply let us take the strain.
Date Published: May 13, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Medical negligence claim