Hospital infections claims have become a contentious issue in recent years and have received a great deal of media interest. At Jefferies Solicitors we specialise in helping people pursue compensation after patients are infected as a result of medical negligence.
The press use the term ‘superbugs’ when referring to hospital acquired infections and you may hear them called ‘health-care associated infections’ in medical circles. Both these labels cover the following types of infection:
Hospital Acquired Infection Claims Types
- 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 those that arise following inappropriate treatment or failed diagnosis. It is difficult to identify where the infection was first contracted because it is possible that a patient had it before they were admitted to hospital.
Making your hospital infection claim
If contracted, these diseases can have serious consequences on your life and even your ability to work.
However, the success of patients pursuing compensation after suffering a hospital infection 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.
It can be deeply worrying to catch a hospital infection, particularly when you have put your faith in professional medical hands. Rest assured that you can trust Jefferies to put your needs first. We operate a *no win, no fee policy so if you win, you will receive 100% of the compensation awarded.