Hugh James hospital acquired infection claims experience
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ("MRSA") has become a wide spread problem among hospitals. Over the last 15 years the presence of MRSA in hospitals has increased causing a rise in resistant strains and an increase in the number of patients that have died or have been left permanently injured.
This has led to Hugh James dealing with a number of claims for compensation against NHS Trusts leading the way for significant developments in the way in which these claims are dealt with.
Hugh James negligence lawyers secured a landmark victory which will make it easier for injured claimants to obtain their rightful compensation if they suffer injuries following the contraction of MRSA.
In the past, bringing a case in negligence for actually contracting MRSA in Hospital has been very difficult. There have been a few successful cases relating to the negligent treatment of MRSA but not the negligent contracting of MRSA.
This case lead by Hugh James is important because the Defendant accepted that the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH Regulations) applied to MRSA infections, which means that if a Hospital, as in this case, fails to follow its infection control policies, and that this has resulted in the patient contracting MRSA, they will be liable for an injury caused to the patient and will be faced with having to pay compensation, which in many cases, like this case, is likely to be significant.
This was a wakeup call to the Hospital Trusts to ensure that they have adequate Infection Control Policies and to ensure that Hospital workers comply with the policies.
Over the years the clinical negligence experts at Hugh James have successfully recovered damages for many patients and have become experts in this field of medical negligence.
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