Compensation for hospital acquired infections

If you are required to visit a hospital then chances are that you have been involved in some sort of accident and have incurred some type of injury as a result. Visiting hospital is never a pleasant experience, especially if your visit is unexpected – but the last thing that you expect is to leave hospital in a worse condition than when you entered it.

Hospitals are usually incredibly sterile environments, but in some situations mistakes can be made and you could be left with an infection through the use of un-steralised equipment. If you suffer from ahospital acquired infection then you could be eligible to claim against anyone who you feel has been negligent towards you.

WHO COULD I CONSIDER CLAIMING AGAINST FOR A HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION?

In most situations hospital acquired infections are gained through malpractice within a hospital when it comes to steralisation and this could come down to either your operating surgeon or a nurse/assistant. In general, you can make a claim against anyone whose direct negligence has impacted on your health, this means that you can claim against any member of hospital staff who has failed to appropriately steralise your equipment and accordingly left you with a hospital acquired infection.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON EXAMPLES OF HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS?

If you have been treated with negligence during your stay in a hospital then there are a number of hospital acquired infections that you could be subjected to. Some common examples of these include:

  • Blood stream infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • MRSA
  • Pneumonia
  • Clostridium Difficile

CAN WORKING WITH MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

Dealing with hospital acquired infections can be incredibly difficult, especially if you have just been through a serious accident, and in many situations making a compensation claim might be the last thing on your mind. In this situation it’s often better left to the experts. At Medical Compensation 4U our team can work with you throughout the personal injury process to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to – and that it’s put straight back into your pocket.