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Hospital Acquired Infection Compensation Claim
Hospitals are places where you can receive treatment for any kind of illness or injury. We expect to be admitted and then discharged once the illness has been treated. However, there is the risk that your condition will be made much more serious due to a hospital acquired infection. These infections can be extremely dangerous. That is particularly true if you are already vulnerable or weak from the illness you were admitted for.
A hospital acquired infection (HAI) can, in some cases, be a life-threatening illness with long-term effects on your health. As such, it is important that you get in touch with a team of personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers to get the compensation you need. Here at Tylers Solicitors, our no-win, no-fee legal specialists will work with you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. If you do suffer long-term health issues resulting from a hospital infection, the compensation you receive could be essential.
What is a Hospital Acquired Infection?
A hospital acquired infection is simply that; an infection or illness which you have acquired in hospital. HAIs are becoming increasingly common, particularly in NHS hospitals. These medical facilities are overcrowded and underfunded, which can all too often lead to simply mistakes in hygiene and cleanliness taking place.
The longer you stay in hospital, the greater the risk of an infection. This is particularly true if you are placed on a large treatment ward with patients, visitors, doctors and nurses coming and going at all hours of the day and night.
Here in the UK, we expect to be treated in clean and hygienic medical spaces. NHS hospitals have a responsibility to protect their patients from all kinds of HAIs. A hospital acquired infection can cause long-term health issues even after the initial illness or injury has passed. In many cases, HAIs can cause you and your family to make permanent changes to your lifestyle. The personal injury compensation that you could receive will allow you to make these changes and move on with your life.
Healthcare facility acquired infections are the fault of poor hygiene standards or mistakes made during your stay in hospital. If you can prove that you’ve obtained a HAI, then you will be entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation you receive following your no-win, no-fee personal injury / medical negligence claim will depend on the severity of your condition.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our team of no-win, no-fee medical negligence lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. We will work with you to understand if you have a viable claim against your NHS hospital or private healthcare facility. If you do, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Want to know more? Read below for frequently asked questions about Hospital Acquired Infection, including compensation amounts and symptoms. Click on the question to reveal the answer.
What Kinds of Hospital Acquired Infections Can I Claim Compensation For?
- MRSA and Staph Infections.
- VRE and GRE.
- E Coli and Bacterial Infections.
- C Difficile.
- Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.
- Candida Albicans.
- Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia.
How Much Could I Get for a Hospital Acquired Infection Compensation Claim?
|Type of Injury||Description||Compensation Amount|
|Minor Injuries or Risk Resulting from HAI||Illnesses which are not life-threatening and are resolved in a few days.||£525 to £1,250|
|Long-Term Recovery from Minor Illnesses||Illnesses which are not life-altering and recovered within three months.||£1,250 to £1,860|
|Spleen or Kidney Infections||Serious infections affecting the spleen or kidney. Either with short or long-term symptoms.||£15,800 to £48,650.|
|Long-term, life-altering resulting from Healthcare-associated illnesses.||Serious illnesses which have long-term symptoms. Non-life-threatening, but potentially life-altering.||£29,200 to £39,900.|
Can I Sue an NHS Hospital?
Can I Sue for Hospital Acquired Infections?
For Medical Negligence Claims Regarding Hospital Infections, Get in Touch with Tylers Solicitors
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our professional team of no-win, no-fee medical negligence specialists can deliver a complete legal service. We can help you to get the compensation you deserve. Health-associated infections are extremely dangerous and can bring with them a whole range of life-threatening illnesses and complications. As a hospital acquired infection can cause life-altering symptoms, it is important that you get the compensation you are entitled to. This can be important when it comes to living comfortably while you recover from your illness. It can also allow you to make any necessary changes to your home if you suffer any long-lasting symptoms because of the HAI. For more information on the wide range of medical negligence compensation claims that we can provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. Our no-win, no-fee legal team can help you to get the personal injury compensation that you need. You can talk to one of our legal specialists today by calling us directly on 0800 699 0079. You can also use our simple online enquiries form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
What are the Different Types of Hospital Acquired Infections?
- C Difficile.
- Bacterial Infections.
- Glycopeptide Resistant Enterococci.
What are the Symptoms of HAIs?
What are the Symptoms of MRSA?
- Red, Swollen Skin.
- Painful, Warm Skin.
- Wounds Full of Pus.
- Accompanied by Fever.
What are the Symptoms of C Difficile?
- Watery Diarrhoea.
- Abdominal Cramping/Tenderness.
- Blood or Pus in Stools.
- Weight Loss/Loss of Appetite.
- Kidney Failure.
What are the Symptoms of Bacterial Infections?
- Urinary Tract Infection.
E Coli has a range of symptoms, including:
- Stomach Cramps.
- Bloody Diarrhoea.
- Bruising/Excessive Bleeding.
What are the Symptoms of Glycopeptide Resistant Enterococci?
- Urinary Tract Infections.
- Bacteraemia (Blood Stream Infections).
- Open Wound Infections.
Is Sepsis a Hospital Acquired Infection?
Is Pseudomonas a Hospital Acquired Infection?
Is VRE a Hospital Acquired Infection?
How to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections?
- Careful and Common Hand-Washing.
- Immediately Cleaning and Treating Cuts and Scrapes.
- Keeping Open Wounds Covered.
- Minimising the Use of Catheters and IVs.