Necrotizing fasciitis is a very serious and deadly bacterial infection that spreads very quickly and kills the soft tissues in the body.
Many people refer to necrotizing fasciitis as “flesh-eating bacteria”. It can be caused by several types of bacteria. The severity of the disease depends on the type of bacteria involved.
Necrotizing fasciitis can be contracted in a variety of ways. The most common is when a person has a break in the skin, such as a cut or scrape, and bacteria enter the body through the break in the skin.
Many infections are caused by bacteria that already live on an individual’s skin. For many people with healthy immune systems, their bodies can fight off the bacteria. If a person has a weak immune system, it may be harder to stop the spread of the bacteria.
If you lost a limb due to necrotizing fasciitis, you may have the option of suing a responsible party.
If the bacterial infection was contracted in a hospital or doctor’s office because of their poor sanitation, you may be able to sue the hospital or doctor.
If you contracted the bacteria from a contaminated meat or other food, the restaurant, grocery store, or food manufacturer may be responsible.
If you visited a doctor because of the infection but it went undiagnosed and was allowed to spread, you may be able to sue the doctor for malpractice.
It’s important that if you have been injured by necrotizing fasciitis that you contact a personal injury attorney. You may have legal options that you haven’t considered.
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