While the number of C Difficile infections is falling, it is still the cause of most cases of hospital-acquired diarrhoea in the UK.
In Scotland for example, 294 people over the age of 65 were infected with the disease between January and March 2013. A further 98 15-64 year-olds also came down with a C Diff infection over the same period.
C Difficile, or Clostridim Difficile, is a bacterial infection that targets the digestive system. In most cases it causes fever, diarrhoea and stomach cramps, but this can be very serious in people who are already weakened by illness.
Sadly, C-Diff is easily spread between people, as its spores are very hardy and can survive on contaminated surfaces for a long time.
You can find out more about C Difficile by clicking on the links below:
- What is C Difficile?
- Preventing C Difficile
- Can I claim compensation for a C Difficile infection?
- C-Diff FAQs
- What is Thompsons doing to help?
C-Diff Compensation Claims
If you or a loved one contracted the C-Diff virus in hospital and the hospital was in any way unclean, or staff failed to follow their own infection control policies or cleanliness procedures, then you may have a claim for compensation.
But it is a very complicated area. It is very hard to prove that a C-Diff infection was caused as a result of negligence rather than simply your being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expert advice is essential.
C Difficile Compensation Claim Lawyers
Thompsons Solicitors is an award winning personal injury law firm. We have teams of solicitors, solicitor advocates and other experts, dedicated to fighting for the rights of people who have been negligently exposed to harmful substances and conditions.
But we also know that people only seek advice from a compensation solicitor when they have been through a traumatic or painful experience. That is why our compensation claims solicitors are sympathetic and approachable, and will do their utmost to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for you, in the shortest possible time.