Hospital-acquired infections (such as MRSA, MSSA, and Clostridium Difficile)
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When it comes to hospitals, in general they are incredibly clean and sanitary areas. As many people who visit hospitals are incredibly ill, it’s of the utmost important that these areas are kept free of germs and bacteria, as due to the delicate nature of many patients they could cause a range of potential health.
Although in many situations hospitals are kept in great condition, in some situations they are not. Negligence on behalf of the surgeon, surgical assistant or nurse could lead to you acquiring an infection during your stay. If you are injured as a result, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
WHO COULD I MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST FOR A HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION?
When it comes to dealing with hospital acquired infections you can make a claim against anyone who you feel has been negligent towards you, resulting in an infection. In some cases this could be the surgeon who may have been careless during a surgical procedure, in other cases it could be a surgical assistant who may not have properly steralised the equipment before use. It could also be a nurse who may not have taken the proper procedures when redressing a wound.
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON INFECTIONS THAT I COULD CLAIM FOR?
When it comes to hospital acquired infections you could claim for:
- C Difficile
- C Freundii
- Acinetobacter infections
- General infections.
IN ADDITION TO MY INJURY CLAIM, ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS I COULD CLAIM FOR?
- Additional medical costs – if you are diagnosed with a hospital acquired infection then it is likely that you will be required to undergo further surgery or treatment to deal with the infection, this can be expensive and you could be eligible to make a compensation claim as a result
- Loss of income – if you are unable to return to work due to a hospital acquired infection then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation to cover any additional time that you have to take off and any loss of income that you incur as a result
- Pain and suffering – hospital acquired infections can be incredibly painful and really slow down the progress of your recovery, as a result you may be able to claim for any pain and suffering that you go through.
HOW CAN WORKING WITH MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?
At Medical Compensation 4U we are committed to working with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your personal injury claim and we do this by ensuring that you feel comfortable and committed throughout the process. Working with you we will combine our expertise and experience to ensure that you receive the best possible chance of a successful outcome. In addition we will deal with any paperwork as required, leaving you to focus on your own rehabilitation.