Hospital Acquired Infection Claims

We've got your hospital acquired infection claim covered

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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Rikki Spofforth

Rikki Spofforth
Litigation Executive

Rikki is a Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. Having joined the company in 2014, Rikki joined the Medical Negligence team a year later, and recently started his Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Rikki has experience in all stages of file handling, from taking initial enquiries, through to valuing and settling claims alongside our team’s senior solicitors.

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