HIV and AIDS are commonly known conditions that many people die of every year worldwide. Sometimes, it can be difficult to detect HIV and AIDS early enough in order for treatment to be effective such that these conditions can be managed.
HIV is Human Immunodeficiency Virus which is a sexually transmitted disease which affects the immune system. There is no cure for HIV and no vaccine to stop you from becoming infected. The effect of HIV is that your immune system will be slowly destroyed making you susceptible to infection and disease such as cancer.
AIDS is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Someone is deemed to have AIDS when they have been diagnosed with HIV and have no immune system.
A diagnosis of HIV or AIDS means a lifetime of medication to try and protect your immune system or fight off infection. HIV and AIDS also unfortunately have stigma attached because of a common lack of understanding about these conditions.
The effects of HIV and AIDS can have a lifelong effect on a person’s life and the long-term support and care that an individual requires can vary significantly. A false diagnosis can result in long-term psychological disorders requiring medication and therapy. Late diagnosis may result in death.
We may be able to help you with a claim for compensation where:
We have a wide range of contacts with organisations who can assist you and can work closely with you including:
If you think you may have suffered due to medical negligence, you or your family should contact a solicitor as soon as possible. The sooner we can begin work on your claim the sooner we can begin to help you.
Whilst dealing with your claim, our specialist community care team can also provide advice on your entitlement to health and social care support at home whilst your claim is being progressed.
If you believe that you or someone you know has suffered as a result of medical negligence please contact Tim Spring. We deal with clients throughout the country and we will visit you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation unit.