Can I make a no win no fee compensation claim for MRSA?
There are many potential personal injuries, diseases and conditions that you can make compensation claims for through The Claim Solicitors but one type of claim that you may still be able to gain legal aid for is a clinical negligence claim.
Medical negligence claims involving the superbug MRSA are commonly reported in the media. Certain strains of this disease have become resistant to antibiotics, making them difficult to treat and liable to spread like wild fire, particularly in hospitals.
Maintaining rigorous levels of cleanliness is the best way to minimise the risk of an outbreak of MRSA in a hospital ward. Failure of staff to adhere to basic methodical hygiene measures such as washing their hands between treating patients, changing bedding and keeping wards clean could lead to infection and potentially a medical negligence compensation claim. There are two circumstances under which a medical negligence claim may be eligible:
The hospital committed negligence where it allowed MRSA to spread within the hospital to a patient by not observing its own guidelines for the prevention and control of MRSA and the patient has evidence of the hospital's uncleanliness.
The hospital dealt with a patient negligently once they had tested positively for MRSA. This may be shown by looking at the hospital's Infection Control Policy which was in place and at what happened to the patient post diagnosis.
With all medical negligence cases, the first step towards making a compensation claim is to write a letter to the Chief Executive of the relevant NHS trust. This will assist with your application for legal aid to fund your case. If, however, you can not gain legal aid for your compensation claim when you make a claim through The Claim Solicitors you will be able to do it under the no win, no fee agreement.
Claimants will also need to obtain copies of medical records to verify their case under the Data Protection Act 1998, which can cost as much as £50. This cost can be claimed back from your legal expenses insurance policy, which can be taken out by your personal injury solicitor at your request.
Make a no win no fee compensation claim today
When it comes to making compensation claims for clinical negligence we are aware that some people can feel cautious and unsure of the best path to take. But you needn't be worried as The Claim Solicitors can help you through each stage of the claims process.
We will offer free legal advice as well as the best assistance and representation from some of the industry's finest compensation solicitors; all on a no win no fee basis.
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