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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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Hospital acquired infection claim?

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Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims. At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you. It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.

Meet our medical negligence team

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence

Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

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Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Head of Group Action

Christian is Head of Medical Negligence at Patient Claim Line and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1998; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.

Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in clinical negligence. From 2010 onward he has had a particular interest in gynaecological and urogynaecological claims, having represented several hundred claimants in the George Rowland Litigation against the Liverpool Women’s and Aintree Hospitals. This investigated the treatment given to women in the Merseyside area over several decades, and in particular focused on the introduction and development of mesh into the UK in both the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The development of this area involved pursuing claims under a unique ADR protocol with the NHS and also looking to develop the current thinking on the valuation of compensation for complex urinary symptoms. He has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of my clients.

Christian was also involved in setting up and chairing a Claimant Support Group for those involved in the Rowland litigation, which provided a discussion forum for the many women who were left isolated and damaged by negligent gynaecological treatment. He now co-ordinates the firm’s mesh claims and has delivered training and commented extensively on the medico-legal implications of urogynaecological / mesh complications. He is a member of APIL, Liverpool Law Society and Legal 500 recommended.

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Francesca Paul

Francesca Paul
Associate Solicitor

Francesca Paul is an Associate, Senior Solicitor and Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department.  She is one of the driving Solicitors in the Group Litigation Team dealing with this niche and specialist area of work that Fletchers undertakes.   

Francesca previously worked in Nottingham, dealing with Group Action work.  She now works at Fletchers, bringing with her those years of experience heading up a team of 10 people.  Francesca is involved in the early identification of potential new Group Litigation Work and analyses information from the collective pool of new enquiries into the business, of which there are hundreds per week looking for hot spots or recurrent issues which might suggest a potential pool of Claimants.   

One of the highlights for Francesca and her team is that they have successfully recovered over a million pounds in compensation for clients who have received treatment from a single orthopaedic surgeon who was operating in the Colchester area.  Her role requires a specific set of skills, patience and a forensic approach to detail whilst being able to see the wider picture.   

Francesca has previously acted for a claimant in a case that reached the Supreme Court in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council. 

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Sion Wynne

Sion Wynne
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.

Sion joined Fletchers in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Medical Negligence Department. Throughout his 24 year legal career, he has specialised in conducting medical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants, previously working for other highly ranked leading firms in the field.

He has undertaken claims covering the full spectrum of medical specialisms, clinical settings, categories of defendant and types of negligent medical care and treatment.
These include high value and complex maximum severity cases, such as those involving limb amputations and permanent neurological injuries.

Sion is experienced at representing bereaved families at inquests and has a particular interest in fatal accident claims.

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