A ‘needle stick injury’ is typically caused by the accidental insertion of a medical needle or syringe into the body. Depending on the nature of a needle stick injury, there may be a risk of infection, disease, excessive bruising, or scarring.
Such an injury can also be caused by while administering a medical ‘sharp’, for example during a blood test, insertion of a cannula, or injection of medication, if carried out in the wrong site of the body, or with poor technique. This can lead to nerve damage, bruising, pain, and scarring.
There are inherent risks to undergoing all medical procedures; the risks should be fully explained to you by the Doctor and/or Nurse practitioner prior to any medical procedure.
If you consider that you have been let down, suffered injury, and emotional distress as a result of an accidental, failed, or negligent needle injection, you may have a claim for compensation and other losses.