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MRSA and Hospital Disease Claims Illnesses caused by poor standards of hygiene

Have you, or a member of your family contracted an infection whilst in hospital in the last three years? If you believe this infection may have been caused by negligent standards in relation to hygiene or patient care, you could be entitled to file a no win no fee claim for medical MRSAnegligence compensation. Our MRSA and hospital disease claims solicitors have helped thousands of people affected by hospital negligence, and have gained a commendable track record for their success in the recovery of compensation. Finding out whether you qualify is simple; just fill out the secure online form to arrange your free case assessment and we’ll call you straight back with a decision.

MRSA and disease claims are commonly brought for illnesses caused by poor standards of hygiene within hospitals and care facilities, however, may also include out-patient centres and GP surgeries. Many of these conditions are highly resistant to antibiotics, earning them the moniker “super-bugs”. You could be entitled to compensation if you have contracted any of the following whilst in hospital:

  • MRSA
  • C. Difficile
  • Legionnaire’s Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Bloodstream infections (BSI’s)
  • Septicaemia
  • Meningitis
  • Necrotising Fasciitis
  • Resistant Enterococcus
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical site infections (SSI’s)
  • TB (Tuberculosis)
  • Gastroenteritis

As a patient, you’re entitled to reasonably expect the medical facility you are treated in is safe, clean and fit for purpose. For the most part, hospitals in the UK exceed this expected standard, with adequate parameters in place to minimise the spread of so-called “hospital borne” infections. Sadly, there are still a number of facilities in the UK which fall well short of the standards set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and General Medical Council (GMC), many of which have received significant press attention for their failings.

If you have suffered from any of the above conditions, and believe this to have been caused by the negligence of your hospital or physician, consult with one of our experienced medical negligence solicitors about your entitlement to compensation. We carry out a free initial case assessment as part of our advisory service, and will be more than happy to arrange a telephone consultation at a suit you.

MRSA – An Overview

Staphylococcus aureus is a non-threatening form of skin bacteria, carried by a large proportion of the adult population. The bacteria only poses a risk when the immune system is compromised, usually by a non-relative viral or bacterial condition. In its mildest form, it can cause lesions, impetigo and boils to form on the skin, which can usually be treated with a strong course of antibiotics. Staphylococcus aureus only poses a risk to health once it enters the bloodstream of someone with an already weakened immune system, such as pregnant women and the elderly – often via an open wound. If not detected early on, the bacterium can travel to major organs in the body, leading to pneumonia, septicaemia and even organ failure.

Other Types of Hospital Infections

Hospital infections encompass a wide range of bacterial and viral conditions that are usually attributed to poor standards of hygiene, cleanliness and sterilisation. C. Difficile, the second most documented type of hospital infection in the UK, is renowned for being a particularly aggressive infection in those with weakened immune systems. Mild cases of C. Difficile can usually be controlled with antibiotics such as vancomycin and metronidazole, however, in severe cases where toxins have begun to attack the gut, surgery may be required to remove the damaged bowel section. Conditions such as hospital acquired pneumonia, tuberculosis and Legionnaire’s disease are also highly contagious, and pose a very real threat to the health of weak patients if not detected early on.

High Compensation Payouts For MRSA and Disease Claims

Hospital MRSAWhile the vast majority of hospital facilities cannot be faulted in their efforts to prevent the outbreak of contagious infections, the rising number of MRSA and hospital disease claims signifies a very real problem. Our hospital negligence claims solicitors have dealt with thousands of claims for hospital borne infections in recent years, and have developed a proud reputation for their work in helping NHS facilities to revise their existing safety practices. Our main focus is providing support for individuals who have been affected by hospital negligence, for whom  we offer free legal advice and a clear no win no fee agreement that outlines our stance on legal fees. Win or lose, all costs are covered by the no win no fee agreement, and if your case is successful, we guarantee you’ll receive 100% of any compensation recovered.

To have your case assessed free of charge by one of our accredited hospital negligence claims specialists, simply complete the online application form, or call us free on the claim helpline number above. You’re under no obligation to proceed with a claim based on the advice given.