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Medical Malpractice Claims for Infections

Gaining an infection due to poor treatment or even contracting one in hospital can severely damage a patient’s health.

Negligent infection can happen not only within hospitals and doctor’s surgeries, but also at the dentists and even care homes. This can happen if there are no strict procedures in place to prevent infection.

How Can Negligent Infection Occur?

Within a hospital or doctors’ surgery, negligent infection can be caused by:
  • Placing someone with a known infection onto a general ward (i.e. not quarantined)
  • Failure to uphold cleaning regulations/regimes and standards (i.e. not washing bedding/correct removal of dirty/used instruments or bedding)
  • Using dirty operating tools or not ‘scrubbing’ prior to surgery
  • Viral outbreak
  • Negligent performance of surgery
  • Failure to adequately treat/medicate
Due to the increased number of people in such close environments, infections are more likely to spread. Especially if regulations and high cleaning standards are not always maintained, this could result in an infection due to medical negligence.

Outside of a hospital or doctors’ surgery, negligent infection can be caused by:
  • Failure to recognise an infection or diagnose symptoms of an infection
  • A delay or resistance to recognise infection
  • Delay in provision of treatment or antibiotics
  • Poor wound management

Case Study: Medical Malpractice Infection After Surgery

T v Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

This claim relates to an infection arising from surgery which the hospital failed to treat by way of providing antibiotics. It is unclear whether the claimant will make a full recovery at this stage, however damages are estimated to be in the region of £5,000.00, provided a full recovery is made.

Do You Have a Claim for Negligent Infection Compensation?

If you have suffered as a result of a medical malpractice sepsis infection, or any other kind caused by negligence, you may have a claim for compensation. Get in touch with our specialist medical negligence solicitors today to learn more.
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