Hospital infection claims
Hospital infections claims have become a contentious issue over recent times and have received a lot of interest from the media. At Jefferies Solicitors we specialise in helping people pursue hospital infection claims, often acquired as a result of medical negligence.
The press use the term ‘superbugs’ when referring to hospital acquired infections and you may hear it called ‘health-care associated infections’ in medical circles. Both these labels cover the following types of infection:
- Clostridium Difficile
These diseases do exist outside the confines of a hospital but pose a greater threat within it because of the prevalence of open wounds and susceptible patients.
Possible reasons for making a hospital infection claim
- A delayed diagnosis of a superbug
- A delay treating the infection
- A poor level of hygiene within the hospital
- Being operated on when an infection is present
The most common types of hospital infection claims are inappropriate treatment or failed diagnosis. It is difficult to identify where the infection was first contracted as it is possible that a patient entered hospital already having it.
Making your hospital infection claim
If contracted these diseases can have serious consequences on your life and even your ability to work.
Despite the focus on hospital infection claims, the success of patients pursuing compensation can be limited. This is mainly because of the difficulty in determining how the infection originated.
Contact us about your hospital infection claim today
At Jefferies, experience tells us that it is worth investigating a hospital infection case at the earliest opportunity. Please contact our medical negligence team if you believe that you have suffered because of inadequate medical care.
If you are looking for a team of solicitors with strong experience in handling hospital infection claims then Jefferies is the correct choice. Contact us on 0800 342 3206 or fill in our online form.
Having a hospital infection can be a worrying time, particularly when you have put your faith in professional medical hands. Rest assured that you can trust Jefferies Solicitors to put your needs first. We operate a *no win no fee policy meaning that if you win you will receive 100% of the compensation.