Most medical procedures carry risks of acquiring an infection. Infections such as to the skin, can have devastating consequences for patients. The most common form of skin infection which we at Berwick Solicitors, Galway have dealt with is necrotising fasciitis. This is a rapidly progressive inflammatory infection of the fascia, with secondary necrosis of the subcutaneous tissues. The average age of a patient with necrotizing fasciitis is 38-44 years. It rarely occurs in children. These infections can be difficult to recognize in their early stages, but they rapidly progress. They require aggressive treatment to combat the associated high morbidity and mortality such as debridement of the skin and tissue.
To prove medical negligence for your infection injury, a medical expert report must be obtained from a suitable medical expert specialising in that field. If that expert opines that an error was made by the treating health care professionals which should not have reasonable occurred and that this is the cause for your injury, then a case of medical negligence may be commenced. Often, patients don’t know what to do when this situation occurs to them.
We at Berwick Solicitors, Galway have over 30 years’ experience in the area of medical negligence claims and have dedicated Solicitors that specialise in medical malpractice (medical negligence claims). If you think you have a claim arising from an infection, and want legal advice, please feel free to contact Martin Kerrigan or Matthew Molloy of Berwick Solicitors, Galway for a consultation. We can offer you the support you need and explain to you the process of medical negligence claims in Ireland.
Please note that we meet with clients for medical negligence claims throughout Ireland in particular in Dublin, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow, Cork and Limerick.