MRSA infections can be very serious and mainly affect people staying in hospitals; if you have suffered an MRSA infection and believe this occurred due to someone's negligence while you were in care, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our MRSA claim solicitors can provide the expert legal assistance you need. We will guide you throughout the process, supporting you every step of the way. Simply call us on 0800 014 7481 or complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as possible.
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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.
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, usually referred to as MRSA, is a form of bacteria and is often described as a "superbug". This is because it can be resistant to many antibiotics and, as such, treatment of MRSA can be difficult.
MRSA is itself harmless, and lives on the skin of many people. However, it can cause problems should it get deeper in the body and cause an infection. People staying in hospital can be at particular risk of MRSA infections because their injury or ailment may present an opportunity for the bacteria to enter the body, such as through a wound or a feeding tube, and their body may not be able to defend against the bacteria.
In hospitals and other places of treatment, it is therefore imperative that people who suffer from MRSA receive the correct care. If, for example, they are not given the right antibiotics for the right amount of time, or if their MRSA test results are not acted upon properly, this could leave them susceptible to infection. If you have suffered an MRSA infection due to the negligence of a medical professional or facility, you could be in a position to claim MRSA compensation.
Types of MRSA claims
If a hospital has failed to meet the required standards of hygiene and this has led to you or a loved one contracting MRSA, our solicitors are here to help. We can help with any MRSA-related claim, especially in instances where a hospital has failed to:
- Disinfect objects and surfaces
- Properly cover up any open wounds
- Screen other patients for MRSA
- Treat your MRSA correctly
- Correctly diagnose your symptoms
Although having MRSA on your skin will not itself make you ill or cause any notable symptoms, this could change if it gets deeper into the body and causes infection. For example, it could cause:
Signs of an invasive infection include:
If your symptoms are not spotted by a medical professional or are incorrectly diagnosed, leading to unnecessary pain and suffering, speak to our specialist MRSA solicitors today.
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For more information and to start your MRSA claim with us today, call us on 0800 014 7481 or fill in our online enquiry form, which will allow us to call you back at a convenient time for you. We can discuss the next steps and answer any questions you may have.