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Infection Damage In Young Children

If an infection develops in a patient whose joints are still growing, there is a chance these joints may become deformed and cause life-changing problems. Arthritis is often considered a disease that only afflicts older people, but it is possible for children to suffer from the disorder as well.

Whether these injuries are caused by an infection at birth or a condition that occurs later on, if a child’s health is affected as a result of clinical negligence Lees Solicitors can help with a compensation claim.

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It is important to stress that not all infections are due to the actions (or lack thereof) of a medical professional. However, if long lasting joint damage has been caused as a result of clinical negligence then the compensation awarded can be substantial.

Lees Solicitors are vastly experienced in claims of this nature, having acted on behalf of a range of clients in cases where a child has sustained a lasting injury because of an infection.

For example, we represented the family of a baby who developed septic arthritis following an infection at a canula site (i.e. the point where a drip tube enters the body).

A number of joints were damaged and the child underwent multiple operations to try and minimise the consequences, but unfortunately they are likely to need help and support for life.

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If your child has been left injured by an infection, speak to Lees Solicitors about the possibility of a claim.

We can assist in any clinical negligence claim involving children, and have a strong track record in securing the compensation required to help affected children.

Call us today on 0800 387 927 or fill in our enquiry form to discuss your case with one of our experts.

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