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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.
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.
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