Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Can I make a c.diff compensation claim?

If you or a loved one has been affected by Clostridium Difficile or MRSA Infection you may be entitled to claim c.diff compensation.

These types of clinical negligence claims are complex and the more experienced your legal team the better your chances of success. There are time limitations at present they stand at 3 years, however this may change. For details on how to claim c.diff compensation click here

Successful claims

More recently claimants who have contracted MRSA [another hospital acquired infection] have had success in bringing claims under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations [COSHH] and these Regulations should apply to C.diff compensation cases.

If it can be established that a hospital has failed to follow its infection control policies and that this has resulted in a patient contracting C.diff a hospital will be liable for any injury caused to the patient as a result.

C.diff compensation cases often go further than simply whether or not a patient contracted the infection as a consequence of negligence on the part of the Hospital Trust in the first place.

There might for instance be a negligent delay in diagnosing that a patient has been infected and a delay in giving the patient the treatment which they need and to which they are entitled.

There might also be issues about a patient¹s management after diagnosis, e.g. were they given the right antibiotics and the correct treatment course?

Following the recent Healthcare Commissions critical report it would be appear that the chances of pursuing a successful claim for C.diff compensation or MRSA injury have increased substantially.

Next step

Complete the 'c.diff compensation claim form' and we will reply by your preferred method. We will tell you whether you have a strong case but we may need to clarify further points.

We will advise you of procedure and timescales. This is professional legal advice and is free and confidential.

2 comments:

John said...

Clostridium Difficle (or C. Diff, as it is commonly called) is a bacterium that causes diarrhoea, particularly in those with a weakened immune system. C. Diff infection is usually acquired in hospitals, and almost all those who develop diarrhoea caused by C. Diff are taking, or have been recently been given, antibiotic therapy. The irony is that, in the past, prolonged antibiotic therapy was used to treat C. Diff, which didn't actually stop the spread of the infection. For more visit Medical Negligence solicitors.

Michelle Anne Custodio said...

Compensation claim for this kind of case is not easy. You should seek help of professionals.