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Medical Negligence

We have specialist Medical Negligence Claim Solicitors ready to help you across Great Britain


Hospital Acquired Infections

Infections are traditionally treated with using antibiotics such as penicillin or methicillian. However, a new strand of infection has now evolved which is resistant to the antibiotic drugs traditionally used to treat and cure infections. This new strand of infection is known as methicillian resistant staphylococcis aureus or MRSA. More recently a new superbug has been found - this is C Difficile.

Are MRSA and C Difficile New Hospital Acquired Infections?

MRSA is not a new infection. It has been known to exist since the 1960's. It is however much more prominent than ever before due to lower cleanliness standards in hospitals and poor hygiene routines of medical staff. The elderly and ill are most at risk of catching the MRSA infection due the their immune systems being lower. Patients with drips or open wounds are especially vulnerable. Where a patient contracts MRSA whilst in hospital this may give rise to a claim for medical negligence if it can be shown that the source of the infection was the hospital or clinic. This also applies to C Difficile after a recent hospital outbreaks.

Find out more about C Difficile and the skin eating infection Nacrotising Fascitis.

What Action Should a Hospital Take?

Once a patient has been diagnosed as having a hospital acquired infection, urgent steps must be taken to prevent the infection spreading to other patients. The site of the infection needs to be cleaned and treated. The patient should be isolated from others to prevent the condition being passed on and hospital staff should take extra precautions after coming into contact with the infected patient. Protocols have been implemented requiring a strict standard of hygiene for hospitals and medical staff. If these standards are not maintained there may be a claim for medical negligence.

Hospital Infection Solicitor

If you or a member of your family has contracted a hospital infection, you should contact 1stClaims to speak to a specialist, experienced medical negligence solicitor. Your 1stClaims solicitor will guide you through the procedure for bringing a medical negligence claim and answer any questions you may have.

Medical Negligence Expertise is ready and waiting to help you

Ensure you are taken care of by the medical negligence experts. All 1stClaims medical negligence lawyers focus on putting your interests first and foremost. We have hand selected the best clinical negligence solicitors for you.

If you would like 1stClaims' expert Medical Negligence Solicitors on your side please call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our Free Claim Enquiry form now and we will be in touch with you very soon.

Remember, all initial enquiries are completely free of charge and the solicitor will investigate all funding options for you.

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What Happens Next?

Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:

  1. Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
  2. Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
  3. Costs - your options for funding your claim; and
  4. An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).

All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.

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