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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

    Compensation for surgical site infections


    Even though many people have cause to have an operation at some point during their lives, it is a nerve wracking experience to go through. You are told beforehand what will happen and when but it can still be worrying to actually experience it.

    The last thing you need is for the procedure to produce problems, especially if those problems are caused by inadequate or negligent care in some way. It may be uncommon but if you are the one to suffer you will undoubtedly be concerned about the outcome.

    Hampering your recovery

    Surgical site infections can delay your recovery from any kind of operation where the skin is cut through to access a part of your body. In these cases bacteria can enter through the cut and can lead to infection both in minor and major cases.

    Needless to say the first thing you want to do after surgery is to get well as quickly as you can. If this is hampered by contracting an infection due to poor care, it can have major effects on your life.

    During and after an operation the medical staff have an obligation to provide you with the highest degree of care. This should help prevent any instance of infection. If surgical site infections are spotted they should be treated as quickly as possible in the most appropriate way. If this does not occur, or if an infection could have been avoided to begin with, you should talk to a professional lawyer about compensation.

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    Surgical site infections can completely change the way you recover from an operation. Depending on how severe the infection is it could be anything from frustrating to life threatening. Even if it is the former you should get in touch with our professional compensation lawyers to see whether you have a chance to make a claim for damages.

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline we assist patients who have found themselves in this type of situation. We don’t just deal with the outcome of accidents or injuries, as medical cases such as these are equally as important and traumatic for those who go through them. If you have been in this situation in the last three years you should get in touch with us now. Remember we are here to help and that means providing you with the very best service we can.

    Date Published: May 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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