Appendicitis is a relatively common occurrence in the UK. There are approximately 34,000 operations to remove the appendix each year.
A large number of these operations are not planned and over 26,000 cases of emergency appendix surgery are carried out annually.
What complications can occur from Appendicitis?
When the symptoms of appendicitis are missed, there can be serious repercussions:
• Peritonitis happens when your appendix bursts and spreads the pus from your infected appendix to other parts of your body. If peritonitis is left untreated or is not treated in time, it can lead to sepsis (i.e.widespread inflammation caused by an infection) and even death.
• An abscess can also form around the burst appendix. This can be extremely painful and may need to be drained if antibiotics are not successful in clearing it. If you have suffered as a result of a doctor's failure to diagnose appendicitis, then we can help.
Making a failure to diagnose appendicitis claim
Our medical negligence solicitors have years of experience within this specialist field and have won thousands of pounds for our clients. We treat all of our clients as individuals and take time to get to know you and to understand your situation.
A detailed chronology of your presentation to medical personnel and of your treatment is likely to be crucial in appendicitis claims - we will take you through this during our initial consultation with you. We’ll also keep you informed at all stages of your claim and ensure you receive the best service from our team.