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Hospital Acquired Infection Claims
Hospital acquired infection claims should never have to be made if patients are properly cared for. However, our medical negligence solicitors often represent victims who have been let down during healthcare, resulting in a hospital acquired infection.
Patients should never be left in a worse condition because they have attended a hospital. Hospital acquired infection claims mean they have. If you have acquired a preventable infection when in hospital you may be a victim of medical negligence.
Our solicitors are experts in hospital acquired infection claims. They have represented hundreds of victims of preventable hospital acquired infections and have obtained large sums in compensation on their behalf.
A hospital acquired infection suggest neglect by a medical professional. It is a terrible fact that hospital acquired infections are preventable. If medical professionals follow proper hygiene and care standards, infections can often be avoided completely. But when medical professionals fail to care for patients properly, the effects can be devastating.
Our Solicitors are experts in Hospital Acquired Infection Claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372.
What Causes Hospital Acquired Infections?
Hospital acquired infections are conditions that a patient was not suffering with prior to visiting a hospital or other medical center. You must have acquired the infection during or after your visit for it to be a hospital acquired infection.
Hospital acquired infection claims relate to infections that happen:
- 48 hours after hospital admission
- 3 days after discharge
- 30 days after an operation
Our solicitors are experts in hospital acquired infection claims. They find that some of the most common reasons for hospital acquired infections are:
- Failure to sterilise equipment
- Failure to isolate infected patients
- Medical staff not following hygiene procedures
- Patients not being properly monitored
- Failure to wash hands and wear gloves
None of the above causes of hospital acquired infection claims are acceptable. Infections can be prevented easily if healthcare professionals provide as proper standard of care.
If you or a loved one has suffered from unnecessary pain and suffering due to a hospital acquired infection contact one of our solicitors today for a free assessment of your claim.
Preventing Hospital Acquired Infection Compensation Claims
Hospital acquired infection compensation claims be prevented very easily. That is why it is unacceptable that they happen at all. If doctors and nurses provide an acceptable standard of care to their patients, infections resulting from negligence would be avoided.
The NHS has produced extensive hygiene guidelines and procedures for its staff in order to avoid hospital acquired infections. However, these guidelines and procedures are often not followed by undertrained or overworked NHS staff. If hospital acquired infection claims are going to be prevented, NHS staff must ensure these guidelines are followed.
It is estimated that 40% of hospital acquired infections are caused by poor hand hygiene. It is unacceptable that the modern NHS is seriously harming patients due to basic hygiene deficiencies. By regularly washing their hands and wearing protective garments like gloves, hospital acquired infection can be almost entirely prevented.
It is also vital that when a hospital acquired infection is identified, it is treated with antibiotics as soon as possible. It is important to act quickly and treat the infection to ensure it does not cause any further health problems for the patient. Doctors and nurse must be vigilant to ensure that delayed treatment or misdiagnosis of the infection does not make the situation much worse.
Our solicitors have identified a number of actions that can be followed by medical professionals to avoid hospital acquired infection claims.These are:
- Medical staff regularly washing hands
- Medical staff wearing gloves
- Sterilisation of equipment after each use
- Close monitoring of patients to identify infections early
- Isolation of patients with infections
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Our Solicitors are experts in hospital acquired infection claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372.
Why To Make Hospital Acquired Infection Claims?
A hospital acquired infection means that you have been seriously let down by your medical providers. You have suffered serious injury and infection due to the poor hygiene practices of medical staff. This is never acceptable. They have been negligent and you deserve justice for your suffering.
Our clients often have nowhere else to turn to. The NHS does not provide proper answers to their questions, and without speaking to a solicitor, an offer of compensation will never be made. We will be in your corner, fighting your case. Our solicitors will provide you with all the support you need during your claim. Contact us today and see how we can help you.
Our solicitors often find that NHS guidelines will change following victims making hospital acquired infection claims. If the medical mistakes that were made are identified and investigated, improvements can be made. These can be implemented easily to avoid further hospital acquired infections being inflicted on patients.
It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have had to take time of work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you as the victim are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.
No Win No Fee Hospital Acquired Infection Claims
Our medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you if the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.
Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.
How Much Compensation Will I Get?
Hospital acquired infection claims attract varying amounts of compensation. The amount of compensation awarded will depend on the extent of your injury of your case. It will also depend on the financial effect the harm has caused you.
Our solicitors will be able to guide you through the levels of compensation available based on your own circumstances. Contact them today for a Free Case Assessment.
Our Expertise in Hospital Acquired Infection Claims?
Our medical negligence claims solicitors have decades of experience in hospital acquired infection claims. They specialize in this area of law and are quite simply experts in the area. Not only are our hospital acquired infection negligence solicitors experts in this area, they will also provide you with support and kindness in your time of need.
We understand that our clients’ are going through one of the most distressing times of your life. We are not here simply as lawyers, we are here to help you get through by achieving the justice you deserve
Our hospital acquired infection claims solicitors will provide you with the expert service you expect from your medical negligence lawyer. But they are also friendly, approachable and put customer service at the heart of everything they do for their clients.