Do wound infections count as a medical treatment injury?
Wound infection following treatment does not necessarily establish negligence.
It must be shown – for compensation – that the infection was as a result of neglect, such as sewing up a dirty wound, treating the injury site with a contaminated instrument, performing surgery without following proper hygiene procedures or failing to take appropriate steps once a patient’s condition begins to deteriorate after surgery.
If it can be proven that the medical professional caused the infection through poor treatment standards, then there may be a compensation case for hospital or nursing care negligence.
It is recommended to speak to a Hospital Negligence Lawyers to discuss how to take the best course of action.