Case study: MRSA infection leaves disfiguring scars - £45,000
As a young woman Sandra had never considered her very large breasts to be a problem but when she started getting neck and back pain in her early 30’s she decided to request breast reduction surgery. She had had MRSA infection in her nose, throat and vagina some months previously.
MRSA test results not acted upon
About a month before the surgery Sandra was once again checked for MRSA and found to be positive. She took the result with her to the hospital but for some reason this was not acted upon. The correct treatment should have been to give five days of antibiotic cover and then operate on the 6th day. In fact she received antibiotics cover only during the operation itself.
Rather predictably Sandra developed severe MRSA infection of both wounds, which required re- suturing on two occasions and months of regular dressings. The wounds did not fully heal until almost nine months later.
Sandra now has extensive and unsightly scars on the underside of both breasts, which will be permanent. Not surprisingly, she felt anxious and depressed during the months of treatment and she still finds it hard to come to terms with the appearance of her breasts.
Sandra contacted the medical law experts at Hospital Negligence who found worrying failures in care. After a case for medical negligence was brought by one of our specialist solicitors, the hospital trust admitted that protocol had not been followed and compensation of £45,000 was secured for Sandra.
We can help you claim if you have also suffered unnecessary scars due to negligence
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