Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a fairly common bug which can normally be treated with antibiotics. Occasionally, however, a strain of this bug has developed resistance to certain types of penicillin and other antibiotics.
MRSA can be carried on the skin and in the nose without causing any problems, but once it gets into a wound it can cause infection and treatment requires high doses of specific antibiotics.
Are You Eligible to Make an MRSA Claim?
Developing MRSA in hospital isn’t usually a result of negligence, but compensation can be claimed if the condition is the result of a hospital’s non-compliance with standards of infection control. Alternatively a claim may be possible if the hospital failed to diagnose and treat the MRSA with the appropriate antibiotic.
If you think you may have justification for a claim, contact our Medical Negligence team on 0843 221 8337. Not only can we deal with your legal claim, but we can also put you in touch with relevant support groups who offer practical advice, compassion and assistance