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Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases


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Hampshire lawyers handling Infectious Disease Claims

Infectious diseases cover common conditions such as mumps and measles to diseases such as meningitis and malaria. If infections are not diagnosed or there is a delay in diagnosis there can be serious health damage.

Swain & Co Solicitors are experienced in handling claims involving infectious diseases, acting responsibly on behalf of patients and their families for claims arising from undiagnosed or untreated illness.

If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving infectious diseases, contact us today.

Doctors at the GP surgery and at accident and emergency (A&E) have a duty to take reasonable steps to accurately diagnose unknown illnesses in patients.

Common problems that can arise from infectious diseases include:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Delay in diagnosing
  • Failure/delay in treating
  • Wrong medication or dose
  • Failure to act on test result
  • Error in performing test
  • Flawed infection control methods
  • Hospital acquired infections

“Swain & Co Solicitors are leaders in the field of medical negligence cases including claims involving infectious diseases."

 

Melanie Lidstone-Land | Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

Delays in diagnosing meningitis can have tragic outcomes.

Meningitis is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed infectious diseases. Delays can result in septicaemia, amputations, brain damage or spinal cord damage. This can lead to epilepsy, deafness and lack of mental capacity.

Meningitis can also be life-threatening so emergency attention is needed.

Speak to our expert infectious disease claim solicitors today who serve clients from Southampton to Manchester offering nationwide service.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation

We have offices in Havant/Portsmouth, Southampton and Liverpool.

Call our Havant office: 023 92 483322
Call our Southampton office: 023 80 631111
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Fax us: 023 92 483366

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Medical Negligence