Hospital Acquired Infection Claims | Irwin Mitchell

Our expert medical negligence lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.

Hospitals should be a place where you go when you're ill, in order to get better. Sadly, for some patients, a stay in hospital can make things worse and mean they have to stay in for a longer period, or even deal with long term health problems.  

There are strict hygiene controls in place in healthcare facilities, to make sure that infections are unable to spread. In practice, this is not always how things work out and it is quite common for people to develop an infection such as MRSA or C Difficile as a result of medical negligence while in hospital.

If you have suffered illness after a stay in hospital you may be able to claim compensation for medical negligence.

When Can I Seek Compensation For A Hospital Acquired Illness?

If you or a loved one have contracted an infection while in hospital, you know how frightening it can be. You may be able to claim compensation, so when you talk to us we will try and find out if:

  • You were screened for MRSA or C Difficile when you went in to hospital and were found to be free of infection
  • There were delays in recognising and treating the infection
  • The infection was treated properly once it was detected
  • There was an obvious failure of care such as inappropriate use of antibiotics, poor wound care, or a lack of monitoring

Any and all of these can contribute towards a claim for medical negligence. But even if you're not sure about the answers to any of the questions above, we can still give you our expert advice on whether you can claim.

How Do I Claim?

“If I phoned them, they would phone me back right away and they explained everything.” Albert, Manchester
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We have years of experience in hospital infection claims and we will be there to guide you through the process from start to finish. We will help you get financial compensation and we’ll even work to ensure the hospital changes its procedures so that nobody else has to suffer in future.

Our lawyers are highly experienced in medical negligence claims, so the easiest way to start your case is simply to speak to a member of our specialist team. Initial consultations are free, and the decision of whether or not you want to continue with your claim rests with you. We will advise you in clear terms about the next steps and your chances of success.

If you decide to pursue a claim, we will handle your case with the care and sensitivity needed. We’ll keep you up to date in plain English throughout your claim so you’ll always know what’s happening.

Contact Us To Talk About Claiming Compensation For A Hospital Acquired Infection

If you developed an infection, including MRSA or C Difficile, while in hospital, talk to us about making a claim or contact us online.


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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

Please note that we do not deal with Scottish medical negligence cases. Contact the Scottish Law Society on 0131 2267411 who can advise on the options available to you.

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