Hospital Acquired Infection Claims

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Although standards are in place to maintain safe and sterile environments in hospitals, unfortunately on occasion hospitals can fall below this standard. This can lead to acquired infections which can make the patient’s current condition worse and hinder their recovery. This may be caused by a number of reasons which stem from the fact that patient’s immune systems are reduced in their capability to fight infection.

Some of the most common hospital acquired infections claims we deal with are:

  • MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)
  • C. Difficile Infections (Clostridium difficile)
  • Enterococcal infections
  • Acinetobacter infections

 

This list is not exhaustive and there may be other hospital-acquired infections that are not listed here. If you feel you have been a victim of medical negligence in relation to a hospital acquired infection the best thing to do would be to get in contact with us at Patient Claim Line and we will be able to tell you quickly whether we believe you have a claim to progress or not.

This page will not only uncover how you can claim for a hospital infection caused by negligence, but what examples there are of hospital infection compensation claims

 

Claiming compensation for a hospital infection

If you’re looking to claim compensation for a hospital infection, it is important to note that a claim can only be pursued where the infection has occurred as a result of negligence. If you are unsure about the level of care you have received, our specialist hospital infection solicitors can assess the validity of your claim.

Some of the most common hospital acquired infections claims we deal with are:

– MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

This is a tough bacterium that causes infections right across the body. An advanced version of staphylococcus aureus, or staph for short, and it’s also incredibly resilient against everyday antibiotics.

 

– C. Difficile Infections (Clostridium difficile)

Clostridium difficile, also known as C. difficile or C. diff, is one of the more unpleasant hospital acquired infections. People who have been treated with antibiotics can be more vulnerable to this particular infection.

 

– Enterococcal infections

Claims for hospital infection sometimes include Enterococcal infections. Enterococci are gram-positive, facultative anaerobic organisms that can cause a number of nasty infections, including urinary problems.

 

– Acinetobacter infections

Acinetobacter is a group of bacteria commonly found in the environment, like in soil and water. Acinetobacter infection can affect the blood, urinary tract and lungs.

 

We’re trusted hospital infection compensation claim solicitors

As specialist hospital infection solicitors, we have a great success rate.

We will not only fight to bring your case to justice, but we’ll also ensure you are treated with empathy every step of the way.

It’s in our nature to put you first. Hospital acquired infections as a result of negligence can be a nasty and unpleasant business, therefore the last thing you need is a lot of paperwork when managing your own claim.

By trusting Patient Claim Line to secure your compensation for hospital infection you’re joining thousands of others who have received the very best care and legal professionalism available.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

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Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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