MRSA is a bacterial infection and is still picked up in hospitals around the UK, even today. It is generally referred to as a ‘superbug’ due to its antibiotic resistance, and can cause a lot of complications including blood poisoning and pneumonia.
If you or a loved one has picked up MRSA in a hospital then you could be able to claim compensation through our experienced compliance solicitors.
MRSA is common in hospitals that fail to meet hygiene standards, fail to cover open wounds, screen other patients for MRSA or disinfect surfaces that may have come into contact with the damaging bug.
Avoidance and containment of infection is achieved by hospitals taking recorded steps. If those steps have not been taken, the hospital may be negligent.
In some instances, MRSA isn’t always treated in the right manner, patients can be misdiagnosed which often leads to further injury. If you think that you or a family member may be affected by this medical negligence you may have a claim.
Symptoms of misdiagnosis include:
- Fever or chills
- Muscle pain
- Dizziness and confusion
At Liddys Solicitors our medical negligence experts understand first-hand how important it is for patients to feel safe when in the care of doctors. Therefore, knowing the right procedures haven’t been followed in relation to hygiene and care can be stressful and upsetting.
We have a fantastic reputation within the area and our legal team are highly experienced and educated within the clinical negligence.
If you would like to speak to our solicitors about MRSA negligence please feel free to give us a call our Barnsley office on 01226 731 314, our Wakefield office on 01924 780 753 or contact us here.