We all respect the work of the medical professionals in our hospitals and have come to expect the high level of care we receive. Unfortunately, in rare cases these standards are not maintained and patients develop serious infections. As patients in hospitals are already ill or undergoing surgery, the effects of contracting such an illness can be immense. Regrettably, there are cases where hospital infections prove fatal, in all cases they at least cause serious short or long term health problems. Such infections are referred to by the press as ‘superbugs’ due to their resistance to the antibiotic drugs usually used to treat viruses. If you have contracted a superbug in hospital you may be entitled to make a hospital infection compensation claim.
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Hospital infection claims are rare and intermittent in their success rate. Although poor standards of hygiene are often the reason for infections, it would have to be proved that standards were not acceptable and that the hospital was negligent in its cleanliness. Medical staff are required to follow strict rules such as using antibacterial soap between patients and isolating those infected. If you were screened MRSA or C-Diff negative on admission to the hospital this would greatly help your case. Situations in which there were problems or delays in diagnosis and treatment of a hospital infection are often more successful than cases trying to prove the hospital is liable for you contracting it. Whatever the circumstances of your case, Ashley Ainsworth are experts in hospital infection claims and can offer you free and confidential advice.
There are numerous serious infections possible to contract in hospital. Below is a selection:
MRSA – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium resistant to antibiotics. It causes red skin boils and fever. In severe cases it can be fatal.
C-Difficile – Clostridium difficile – also known as C-Diff – can cause severe diarrhoea, intestinal infection and flu-like symptoms. The elderly are particularly vulnerable to its symptoms and unfortunately it can sometimes prove fatal.
Osteomyelitis – Infection of the bone caused by Staphylococcus aureus (same bacterium as MRSA). In severe cases can result in the loss of a limb.
MSSA – An infection caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium seen in MRSA which is however not resistant to antibiotic treatment.
If you contracted one of the above or some other infection while being treated or visiting hospital then please call for our free and confidential advice on you case. People who make hospital infection compensation claims are often concerned about the financial implications involved, but all claims through Ashley Ainsworth are on a strictly no win, no fee basis. A compensation claim can go a long way to cover any hardship you suffered from contracting the infection.
Hospital infection claims
Call 08000 93 33 93 or contact us now and talk to one of our team about your hospital infection experience.
At Ashley Ainsworth we have vast experience in dealing with hospital infection compensation claims. We can provide you with a top UK medical negligence solicitor who specialises in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.