MRSA poses a risk to individuals of all ages. Newborn babies have become infected via their umbilical cords and in a recent case a 27 year old was infected during an operation on his broken leg.
Yes, however, instances of MRSA are particularly high in the UK.
Yes, if hospitals follow their own hygiene and cleanliness standards, including isolating MRSA sufferers, then there is no reason why MRSA cannot be eradicated.
A high standard of hygiene and cleanliness is the primary requirement to avoid further circulation of MRSA.
MRSA tends only to be deadly when individuals are already suffering from a serious illness.
The surge in MRSA can be put down broadly to 2 things.
- The over-use of antibiotics in the health service thus allowing bacteria to be resistant to MRSA.
- Poor hygiene standards in hospitals and other medical facilities.
If you or a loved one was affected by MRSA then it is likely that Thompsons can make a compensation claim on your behalf. Note down the circumstances, paying close attention to when, where and who told you about the MRSA and call our solicitors FREE on 0800 0891 331 and we can advise you on your first step towards receiving compensation.
You should ask yourself:
- Was the hospital clean and hygienic whilst you or a family member was a patient there?
- Were any patients isolated to prevent spread of bugs?
- Did the medical stuff wear gloves, aprons or other protective clothing?
- Were you told of any other patients with MRSA in hospital at the same time as you?
- Was I tested for MRSA upon entering hospital?