healthcare infections

Healthcare Acquired Infections Claims 

About Healthcare Acquired Infections Claims 

Experiencing an infections from medical negligence can be extremely traumatic and stressful to anyone. Our experienced solicitors will make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. Patients put their trust in medical professionals when visiting hospitals and health centres. Any mistakes made can result in serious problems, which can be short and long-term. Some infections acquired in a medical setting can develop into permanent damage, and the result could even be fatal.

Most common healthcare-acquired infections

The cause of infections is usually a lack of hygiene in the hospital or the health centre. Improperly disinfected equipment can make it easier for an infection to occur, which can potentially lead to some extreme complications. Contaminations can also transpire if wounds or cuts and not stitched, disinfected, and dressed correctly. The most common infections during healthcare include:

  • MRSA: also known as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. It is caused by wound infections. It can affect internal organs and cause septicaemia, bone infections and pneumonia. MRSA can be very life-threatening and particularly threatening for people who have weakened immune systems. This infection can be prevented by following good hygiene practices in the healthcare centre.
  • Clostridium Difficile is spread by food, surfaces and objects. It is very quickly spread. That is why sterilisation and hygiene are essential to prevent it. It can lead to severe bowel problems in contracted. People who are most likely to catch it are people who have been taking antibiotics and people with weakened immune systems.
  • Sepsis is an extreme reaction of the body to infections. Sepsis leads to tissue damage, organ failure or can even be fatal if left untreated.
  • Enterococcal Infections. These infections can cause Urinary tract infections, bacteraemia, endocarditis and meningitis.
  • Acinetobacter Infections. These can cause infections in the blood, urinary tract and lungs, leading to pneumonia.

These include the most common infections. The list of infections you can catch in a negligent hygiene healthcare environment can be endless. If you experienced negligence, we highly recommend that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now.

Hygiene in healthcare 

Strict hygiene must always be put in place to make sure that patients are not at risk of catching any contaminations. In hospitals, there is a strict hygiene control system; which is put in place to avoid the spread of bacteria. Sterilisation of equipment, clothing and surfaces is essentials in healthcare environments, with general hygiene rules in place always.

How can infections occur?

There is a range of things that are required to be implemented, to avoid infections to the most vulnerable patients. However, if practitioners are negligent about hygiene, an infection can occur.

Reusing surgical equipment without proper sterilisation can lead to the spread of bacteria, and the introduction of new bacteria in the environment. Busy environments, such as hospitals are also more prone to be faced by bacteria spreading.

How can we help?

Our experienced solicitors will help you make a successful claim and get the correct amount of compensation for your specific case. We will make sure to gather any required evidence to support your case, and we will also access any necessary medical records. We will make sure to treat your case most professionally to make you feel comfortable getting your story across in the best way.

We understand that facing medical negligence can be an extremely stressful and traumatic process. However, we will make sure that you come out with the best possible outcome, enabling you to get back to your day to day life in no time.

How much compensation will I get?

Usually, the amount of compensation depends on how much damage you face due to negligence. Damage can be physical, mental and even financial. The best way to find out how much compensation you may get is by contacting Solicitors on Your Side now. Our experienced solicitors in medical negligence will help enable you to get the highest possible settlement in the most stress-free and easy way.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means there will be no hidden fees, and everything can be done over the phone from anywhere in the UK.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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