Does This Constitute Negligence?
Given the hectic nature of health services in the UK and Ireland it is perhaps unsurprising that patient’s often pick up infections. However, hospital’s are required to have a higher standard of care and cleanliness due to the vulnerability of patients under their care. Medical professionals are under a duty to ensure that patients are not left vulnerable to infection in the post surgery period for example.
If a patient suffers an infection as a result of improper care in relation to protection from infection then they may well be able to make a claim for compensation.
Common hospital infections can include E-Coli, MRSA and Klebsiella. These are easily contracted if patients are not cared for appropriately and lead to further illness.
How We Can Help
Our experienced medical negligence team can ably advise you on whether or not you have been treated negligently. We can then try to negotiate a settlement on your behalf to reflect general damages and special damages, which will include any expenses you have incurred as a result of your illness or injury.