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Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - or MRSA for short - is an antibiotic resistant bacterium which causes infections which are very difficult to treat. MRSA is extremely infectious and individuals who have a weakened immune system are at a lot higher risk of contracting the infection. This is why, sadly, the infection is likely to occur when you are in hospital. If cleanliness standards are high the risk is reduced, however if cleanliness is lax, the risk of MRSA is substantially higher.
MRSA Contracted In Hospitals
1 in 10 people carry MRSA harmlessly in their nose and mouth, and on their skin. To contract MRSA you must come into contact with a carrier. It is most commonly passed on via the hands - and via contaminated hospital equipment. Certain people are more at risk of MRSA than others: over 65s, HIV/AIDs sufferers, individuals taking immune system suppressant medication and people who have just had surgery.
If the case of MRSA can be traced back to the hospital itself, you may be able to make an MRSA compensation claim. This is because the hospital's cleanliness standards should be high enough to prevent as many cases of MRSA as possible. In recent years there have been a number of instances of outbreaks of MRSA in NHS run hospitals.
Results of MRSA
If you or a loved one has contracted MRSA it can seriously complicate their condition. Complications can include pneumonia, blood poisoning (septicaemia), abscesses, infections of the bone and infections of the heart. If your claim is successful you will be compensated for any pain, suffering or injury which has occurred as a direct result of the MRSA infection.
Making An MRSA Compensation Claim
When you are considering making an MRSA compensation claim this may be an extremely difficult decision for you. Often MRSA claims come following extremely stressful circumstances such as a loved one passing away. There is one important thing you should be aware of when considering making a compensation claim - there is a deadline of 3 years from the date of the incident within which to make a claim for MRSA compensation. If you enter into the claiming process after this 3 years is up you will not be able to make a compensation claim. It is possible to make a claim on behalf of a loved one, and also possible to make a claim for compensation for yourself.
How Can 1st Claims Help?
1st Claims can give you expert legal advice regarding your MRSA compensation claim. We offer a free initial enquiry service to everyone so you have a chance to understand your situation and the viability of your claim. If you talk to a 1st Claims MRSA solicitor and decide you want to continue with an claim, we will support you every step of the way.
Call us for free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or fill in a MRSA negligence claim enquiry form today. Otherwise, you can return to the Hospital Acquired Infections page.
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What Happens Next?
Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:
- Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
- Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
- Costs - whether you will qualify for a no win no fee claim or details of other methods for funding your claim; and
- 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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