MRSA or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a type of bacterium which is commonly present on the skin of healthy people. The bacterium is pretty harmful until it enters the body through an incision or a wound which can cause an infection.
Who Is At Risk?
People who are at an increased risk of contracting MRSA are those who have:
- A cut, burn or an open wound
- An intravenous drip or a catheter
- Had a surgery recently
- A weak immune system
- Skin conditions like ulcers and psoriasis
- Take antibiotics on a frequent basis
The majority of people contract MRSA whilst in hospital. MRSA can affect the skin and cause symptoms such as boils, cellulitis, styes, impetigo, abscesses ad carbuncles. However, if the MRSA gets into the bloodstream, it can cause severe symptoms including pneumonia, septic shock, blood poisoning and meningitis. In some cases, MRSA can result in fatalities.
If you have contracted MRSA and if you believe the condition was caused whilst receiving treatment in hospital, you may be entitled to make MRSA claims.
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The hospitals are not always to be blamed for exposing patients to the risk of MRSA, but due to the nature of its environment, it is a prime location for the spread of the disease.
If your disease has been contracted as a result of negligent care in the hospital, we can help you secure compensation.
To discuss your claim with a member of our team, simply call us on our free telephone number.
Feel free to fill in our quick claim form online and request a call back.