Necrotizing Fasciitis Misdiagnosis Lawyer
The severe bacterial infection that can occur with necrotizing fasciitis can be life-threatening and debilitating. Also called “flesh-eating disease,” necrotizing fasciitis comes in many forms and can accelerate at high rates. The best chance for recovery and survival is with early detection and treatment. When this aggressive disease is misdiagnosed, it can endanger the life of the patient and result in serious harm or death.
Anyone, at any age, can succumb to necrotizing fasciitis. A small cut or an internal infection can progress, and if left untreated, advance into a form of necrotizing fasciitis. However, it is more likely to occur in those who have a compromised immune system due to other illness disease. Older adults, infants, diabetics and those with other suppressed immune systems can be at higher risk of becoming victims of this fast-acting infection.
Diagnosing and Treating Necrotizing Fasciitis
The most effective treatments for flesh-eating diseases begin quickly. Early diagnosis is key, usually followed by hospitalization, IV antibiotics and debridement of the infected tissue. When caught in the early stages, the infection can be mitigated, and the patient can receive the medical care they need to fight the infection.
The worst-case scenario is medical professionals not recognizing the signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis and do not diagnose it immediately. This can allow the infection to spread deeper and to more areas on the body, making it more difficult to treat when it is finally diagnosed. This can cause severe injuries and long-term health issues, and unfortunately, death.
If you or a family member has been misdiagnosed when necrotizing fasciitis was present, you may have extensive medical bills and suffered a painful experience. Contact our team at Moriarty Injury Lawyer to discuss the possibility of filing a malpractice lawsuit for compensation for your losses.