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    Compensation for central line-associated bloodstream infection

    Compensation for central line-associated bloodstream infection

    There are all kinds of ways in which treatments are given to patients. In some situations a central line might be required to administer drugs to the person involved. This can happen if the patient has cancer and requires chemotherapy to be given in this way.

    A central line goes straight into a vein and is commonly inserted in the chest. Since the line goes in far deeper than a regular needle would, this procedure is done under anaesthetic.

    Why might someone need a central line inserted?

    Cancer patients often have one but there are other situations in which these lines are used. For example if fairly regular blood samples are required from a patient this may be done via a central line. Other examples include situations where regular treatment is needed via injection or a similar means. In some cases patients suffer regularly from collapsed veins. In this situation the best solution might be to insert one of these lines.

    How common is a central line-associated bloodstream infection?

    If proper care and attention is given to the procedure and to keeping the site clean, there are minimal risks for a central line-associated bloodstream infection. However since the line goes directly into a major vein, usually by the heart, there is the potential for complications to occur in a central line-associated bloodstream infection sets in.

    If this has occurred to you recently or at any point within the last three years, you should contact a professional lawyer to see whether your case warrants bringing a claim for compensation.

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    We are experienced in the field of personal injury compensation and this includes dealing with claims for central line-associated bloodstream infection incidents. If you have suffered in this way there is no need to suffer alone and feel as if you have nowhere to turn. The team at Accident Advice Helpline has the power to assess your situation to see whether a claim is possible.

    If it is, you won’t be in danger of losing money since our service is provided on a no win, no fee** basis. This is the best way to ensure you secure the best outcome with as little hassle as possible for you. For the sake of a quick phone call, you could get the answer you have been seeking. Call us now on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: May 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Medical negligence claim

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