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Hospital Acquired Infection Claim

Hospital Acquired Infection Claim

If you acquired an infection while in hospital and you were not screened, diagnosed or treated properly, or you were subject to poor infection control, you could be entitled to make a claim. Please get in touch with us at Glynns Solicitors to find out more.

Hospital acquired infections

Hospital acquired infections do occur and in some cases will spread very quickly. Common examples of hospital acquired infections include MRSA, C Difficile and E.coli. Such infections readily affect hospital patients because the bacteria can easily enter the body through surgical wounds, catheters and burns. Furthermore, the majority of hospital patients have a weakened immune system, meaning they are less resistant to infection.

If a patient does develop an infection, it can quickly spread throughout a hospital ward, as the patients are in close proximity to each other. The bacteria can then get onto hospital staff and other surfaces, and within a short space of time numerous hospital wards are fighting the infection.

Can I make a hospital acquired infection claim?

Because the risk of widespread infection is so prevalent in hospitals, healthcare staff must take great care to prevent an infection as much as possible. This includes:

  • Screening all patients who are admitted to hospital for infections such as MRSA
  • Quickly diagnosing and treating patients who develop a hospital acquired infection
  • Isolation patients who develop a hospital acquired infection
  • Ensuring rigorous hygiene and infection control
  • A surgical wound or other injury was not kept clean

If medical staff fail to provide this level of care, causing a patient to fall ill with a hospital acquired infection, there may be grounds for a medical negligence claim.

To find out for certain whether you can make a hospital acquired infection claim, you need to talk to a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence law.

Solicitors for hospital acquired infection claim

To find out whether you can pursue legal action for a hospital acquired infection, please get in touch with us at Glynns Solicitors. We will investigate whether there has been an incident of medical negligence for example, perhaps medical staff did not:

  • Screen a patient
  • Diagnose an infection in a reasonable amount of time
  • Treat an infection in a reasonable amount of time
  • Wash out a wound properly
  • Provide antibiotics when necessary
  • Maintain a good standard of hygiene

If we believe there has been a case of medical negligence, we will help you pursue a claim for compensation. For more information about claiming compensation, contact us today.

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