Hospital Acquired Infection Claims
A number of deaths and serious injuries are caused every year as a result of hospital acquired infections. In health care facilities, there are supposed to be strict hygiene controls, but this does not happen always. Sometimes, poor hygiene and negligence of hospital staff makes things worse for the patients meaning that they have to be admitted for a longer period of time or deal with unnecessary or long term health problems.
There are various types of hospital acquired infections and most of them are potentially preventable. Hospital related infections can arise from a variety of sources including blood stream infections, surgical site infections and transmission via physical contact.
A patient is more susceptible to contracting hospital acquired infections if he is undergoing treatment for conditions such as pneumonia or procedures such as catheterisation.
Some of the most common types of hospital infections include:
- MRSA or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
- GRE or Glycopeptide Resistant Enterococci
- C Difficile
Hospital acquired infections can be caused as a result of the following:
- Open wound contamination
- Routine surgeries
- Failure of medical staff practice healthy hygiene
- Incorrect catheter use
Making A Claim
A claim for compensation can be made if you have suffered as a result of contracting a hospital acquired infection. We can help you obtain compensation if the negligence of the hospital staff or medical professionals has caused you harm.
If you believe you have a case, call us now on our free telephone number and speak to a member of our team.
You can also fill in our quick online claim form and request a call back.