Hospital Acquired Infections

MRSA Infections

Whether you or a relative have picked up an MRSA infection, once the shock subsides you want to know what your options are. Although they do not make as many regular news headlines as they once did, this does not mean that MRSA infections are reducing. So if you have contracted an MRSA infection what should you do and what are your rights?

What Is The MRSA Infection?

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) was first isolated in 1961 and by the late 1990's it had become endemic in most UK hospitals. It is now much more prominent due to the cleanliness problems in hospitals and poor infection control. Because it attacks people with weaker immune systems the elderly and ill are very often the most likely to be affected by MRSA.

There is often a delay in diagnosis or inappropriate therapy is given which can lead to deterioration or even death.

To prove a claim for medical negligence the person claiming must be able to show that the source of the infection arose in the hospital and that there had been a failure to treat it adequately or at all.

What Action Should You Take If You Have MRSA?

Early legal advice is essential to assess whether you have a valid legal claim. Glynns offer free initial legal advice and can often act for you on a "no win, no fee" basis. If we cannot we will provide you with funding alternatives.

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