Infection Negligence Claims
Contracting an infection in the hospital, or receiving inadequate treatment which leads to an infection worsening, can be disastrous to the health of a patient. The best-case scenario requires them needing more medication and time to recover, but the worst-case scenario can mean amputation and even death. If you believe your negligence was due to negligent care or was treated negligently, talk to the team of solicitors at The Medical Negligence Experts to see if you can claim compensation.
What is Infection Negligence?
Germs and bacteria are always looking for a suitable host in which they can thrive. Hospitals, with their warm conditions, open wounds, and patients lacking the healthy immune system needed to fight them, are perfect. Hospitals and staff have strict cleaning and hygiene routines to help avoid their patients suffering from a hospital-acquired infection.
Infection negligence occurs when the required effort is not made to prevent infection, or when it is not treated correctly. It can happen at any place of care including hospitals, dentists, care homes, and GP surgeries. Examples of infection negligence include:
- Delayed diagnosis of infection.
- Missed diagnosis of infection.
- Inadequate treatment of infection.
- Operating on a patient who has an infection.
Infection can also be contracted in hospital due to:
- Not screening patients for MRSA before admitting them to a hospital.
- Reusing infected medical implements.
- Not following correct cleaning and handwashing procedures
- Disposing of soiled dressings incorrectly.
- Inadequate cleaning of surfaces and facilities.
How Can We Help?
An estimated seven percent all patients who are admitted to a hospital will contract an infection during their stay. Negligence is not the cause of all of these cases, and not all of those which are caused by negligence will harm the patient or hinder their treatment in any way. You must fulfil both of these criteria to make a successful compensation claim.
During your initial meeting with The Medical Negligence Experts, we will find out as much as we can about your situation. Our experienced lawyers handle all types of medical negligence claims and will use their knowledge and experience to assess whether you have a valid claim and whether this claim has a good chance of success.
The onus is on the claimant to prove both negligence and damages caused by the negligent treatment so the next step, should you decide to pursue your claim, is to investigate and gather the necessary evidence. This may include an independent medical assessment, but we can put you in contact with the best medical experts to do this.
Compensation is about receiving a fair payment for any expenses and damages you have incurred as the result of infection negligence, so we will factor in lost earnings and any additional ongoing costs and treatments when negotiating a settlement. A significant amount of medical negligence compensation claims settle out of court, however, if we can’t reach an agreement with the responsible party, we will submit your claim for the courts to assess and decide an outcome.
A medical negligence claim can be a drawn-out process, but we will do everything we can to finalise yours as quickly as possible. Start today and contact The Medical Negligence Experts.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.