There has been a lot of talk in recent years of people being infected with Hepatitis C either in the hospital or through someone else’s actions. This is a serious and potentially life-threatening illness which can cause a great deal of damage to the liver over several years. Therefore, it is essential that you make Hepatitis C compensation claims against whoever is responsible for giving you the illness.
Fortunately, it is possible to cure this illness through modern treatments. Most people who are unfortunate enough to contract hepatitis can go on to live normal, healthy lives. However, as this illness can lead to a wide range of potential complications and vulnerability to other diseases, it is still important that you take the time to make hepatitis c compensation claims.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a comprehensive range of no-win, no-fee medical negligence legal services for all kinds of clients. We can help you to get the compensation and the justice that you need to move on with your life and recover from the potentially serious and life-altering illness.
Hepatitis C is such a dangerous illness because there aren’t any noticeable symptoms until the liver has sustained significant damage. That means that anyone could have the infection and never realise it until it starts to make a major impact on their life.
Due to the wide range of eventual symptoms, it is easy to mistake the illness for another medical condition. Just some of the symptoms to keep an eye out for:
- Flu-Like Symptoms – This viral infection can lead to a range of symptoms which can cause it to be mistaken for the flue. Just some of these can include higher temperatures and muscle aches.
- Exhaustion – Feeling tired all the time is a common symptom of Hepatitis C compensation claims. The illness saps your energy and can make it difficult to fully wake up after sleep.
- Stomach and Abdominal Pains – These pains can be crippling and make it difficult to move around.
- Nausea and Vomiting.
- Loss of appetite.
If you are suffering multiple symptoms, especially if you’ve been exposed to any area where hepatitis is present, then it is essential that you are tested for hepatitis C.
This illness is usually transferred by contaminated blood interacting with your blood. There is a variety of different ways for the infection to spread, including:
- Sharing household items, such as razors or even toothbrushes.
- Transfer from a pregnant woman to her foetus.
- Sharing unsterilized needles. This illness is a common one amongst recreational drug users.
- Unprotected sex – although this is rare, it is still possible for hepatitis to be transferred as an STD.
- Handling contaminated blood without the correct medical protections.
There are different medicines which can be used to prevent the viral infection from spreading throughout your body. These will usually need to be taken for several weeks or months to effectively prevent the infection from causing long-lasting damage.
Thanks to advances in medical treatments, this infection can be treated with tablets rather than injections. Upwards of 90% of all people diagnosed with the infection can be cured before they end up causing long-lasting damage. However, there is no immunisation option available. If you obtain the disease again, then you will be required to undergo treatment all over again.
As hepatitis can be contracted through blood-to-blood contact, it is possible to obtain the virus in a variety of different situations. If you are in the hospital and your medical professionals fail to clean their hands or instruments effectively, then you could be vulnerable to contracting hepatitis. In the past, we’ve seen people contract hepatitis through unsafe working environments too.
If you’ve been diagnosed with this viral infection and it wasn’t your fault, then you could make no-win, no-fee compensation claims against the party responsible. This could be anything from a no-win, no-fee medical negligence claim to a personal injury or workplace illness claim. It doesn’t matter how you obtained the illness, so long as it wasn’t your fault our team will be able to help you get the compensation you need to move on with your life and recover from the illness.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our professional team of no-win, no-fee lawyers are here for you. Whether you’re looking to make a medical negligence or a workplace accident claim, our team can provide legal support and advice. We will work with you to understand if you have a viable case or not. If you do, our team of no-win, no-fee specialists will take the case off your hands and do everything in our power to get you the compensation that you need.
For more information on our no-win, no-fee legal services, get in touch with our team today. You can reach us directly on 0800 699 0079. If you prefer, you can choose to email any questions or concerns you might have to firstname.lastname@example.org. For truly professional no-win, no-fee legal services, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today.
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