MRSA Compensation Claims
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is an infection that is frequently found among hospital patients. The MRSA bug is a bacterium which belongs to the Staphylococcus aureus family. It cannot be treated with penicillin and other popular antibiotics which is why the press have named it a "superbug".
The bug is carried on the surface of skin and inside noses. Infections only start to develop when it gets into the blood stream of the body through a break in the skin.
Unfortunately MRSA infection is a frequent occurrence among hospital patients and it’s on the increase. Some people suffer significant long term consequences if the infection is not fatal.
Claiming Compensation for MRSA
Claiming compensation for a hospital bug is often complicated and difficult to win. To be entitled to compensation we need to show that the infection was negligently contracted or that there was a significant delay in treating the infection once it was diagnosed. To win a claim for negligent contraction it has to be proved that the hospital failed to provide a reasonable standard of infection control measures. This means that any patients in hospital with the MRSA infection should be placed in isolation rooms. If however you went into hospital for an elective procedure and were placed in a ward with other patients already infected with MRSA, and then you became infected, you stand a good chance in succeeding in a claim for compensation. Other cases where MRSA was diagnosed but there was a clear delay in treatment are also likely to succeed in claiming compensation.
How to claim compensation for MRSA
If you or anyone you know has contracted MRSA or any other hospital infection and you want to claim for compensation contact us today for advice. Any form of clinical negligence can be claimed for and is worse pursing. Contact us today for accurate claim advice from experiences personal injury lawyers.