If you or a loved one has come into contact with the MRSA virus, due to a hospital stay or by spending time in a nursing home, you may be entitled to claim MRSA compensation.
MRSA abbreviated from Methycillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a virus resistant to many modern antibiotics, which can make it extremely difficult to treat.
MRSA can cause the sufferer serious health problems and is due mainly to poor standards of cleanliness and hygiene, if you feel you contracted MRSA due to negligence on the part of your health provider, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
If you are unsure whether or not your particular circumstances warrant a claim for compensation, simply call one of our friendly advisors who will happily discuss your situation and advise you on the best way to proceed.
Call us today on 0800 2800 979 or if you prefer simply complete our easy to use MRSA claim form and we will call you.
Symptoms of MRSA
MRSA can result in infection and other horrific symptoms for the victim. Some of these include:
- Discharge in open wounds
- Infections of the heart lining
- Joint Pain
- Septic Shock
- Skin Abscesses
- Wound Infection
Hospital Acquired Infections
A hospital acquired infection is classed as an infection that was not present or incubating at the time of admission and as well as MRSA can also include other well known super-bugs such as C Difficile (Clostridium Difficile), as well as other bacterial infections such as E Coli, Klebsiella and Enterococci, which can cause urinary tract infections and also result in blood poisoning.
The majority of patients admitted to hospital are there to be treated for an existing illness or to undergo surgery, unfortunately due to the increase in hospital acquired infections an estimated one in eleven end up even more ill, due to the spread of these so called super-bugs.
The old and the very young are extremely susceptible to these types of hospital infections and the consequences can be particularly traumatic, even life threatening for the victim.
If your life has been affected due to an infection acquired in hospital you could be entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as any loss of earnings incurred.
Making an MRSA Compensation Claim
MRSA can be stopped from spreading widely by maintaining some basic hygiene rules, such as sanitizing surfaces and hand washing. It is the duty of hospital staff to make sure diseases do not spread and pose a danger to patients. If this has not been done, an MRSA medical negligence claim can be made against the authority responsible.
The process of proving that the hospital was responsible for causing your MRSA can be a difficult procedure, it is therefore vital to acquire the services of a specialist solicitor who knows the ins and outs of medical negligence cases.
Here at Injuries Direct we have access to a panel of top UK compensation claim solicitors, who have the experience to get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering and any loss of earnings you may have incurred.
If you would like more information regarding making an MRSA claim for compensation please do not hesitate to contact us.
Call Injuries Direct today on 0800 2800 979 or simply complete our easy to use online contact form.