Claiming Compensation for MRSA

If you or a loved one have contracted MRSA through a stay in hospital, then you may be able to claim compensation. MRSA is a virus that is carried on the skin and in the nose, and can be transferred through physical contact. MRSA is harmless, unless it enters the body or reaches the bloodstream through an opening in the skin.

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MRSA, or Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is known in the popular press as a “superbug.” This is because of the following:

  • MRSA is resistant to antibiotics
  • More and more patients are suffering from MRSA after a stay in hospital
  • MRSA can tragically prove to be fatal.

If you or a loved one has suffered from MRSA then contact us at Manners Pimblett. We will assess your claim for financial compensation.

Compensation for MRSA in healthcare environments

We are all unfortunately too aware that a stay in hospital can mean contracting MRSA. More and more people every year are claiming compensation for contracting MRSA. Hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare centres have become at risk for spreading MRSA because of the following reasons:

  • Lack of basic hygiene. Staff and visitors are now encouraged to frequently wash their hands and the environment and equipment should be wholly sterilised. However it is unfortunately the case that in some places there is a general lack of care in this area. Without a good standard of cleanliness, MRSA will thrive.
  • Weakened immune systems. People in healthcare will generally have a weaker immune system through their illness such as HIV or cancer, or being very young or elderly. People with weaker immune systems have a higher chance of contracting MRSA.
  • People with catheters or on intravenous drips. MRSA causes harm when it enters the body or bloodstream. This group of people are more likely to be in healthcare.
  • People on frequent courses of antibiotics. MRSA is generally immune to most types of antibiotics. Treatment will be a prolonged course of lesser used antibiotics. However people in healthcare may be more used to different antibiotics, and they can then become less effective.
  • People who have had recent surgery, have skin conditions, or an open wound or burns. As stated above, MRSA only become dangerous when it enters the body or bloodstream.

If you have contracted MRSA, contact Manners Pimblett to see if you can claim compensation.

What are the symptoms of MRSA?

MRSA can infect the skin, causing boils, abscesses and impetigo. If MRSA enters the bloodstream then the symptoms can be much more serious: blood poisoning, pneumonia or meningitis. MRSA can be fatal.

If you or a loved one has contracted MRSA after being in a hospital, nursing home or other healthcare centre, then contact us at Manners Pimblett. It is FREE to call, and we offer a free, no obligation assessment of you claim for compensation. We offer NO WIN NO FEE* agreements on personal injury matters, call one of our experts today for more information. 0845 0770772. 

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