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Hospital acquired infections

When a patient or even a visitor enters a hospital, we expect it to be a safe and clean environment and free from potential viruses. Unfortunately, there are occasions when a patient picks up an infection in hospital. Common hospital infections are MRSA and C Difficile. Sometimes the infection can have devastating results and require a limb to be amputated, if the infection cannot be treated. If you have contracted any form of illness or infection whilst in hospital care, you may be entitled to compensation.

SC Law has a panel of specialist medical and other experts to prepare the reports needed to support our clients' claims where a patient has acquired an infection whilst in hospital. When you've suffered due to the negligence of a hospital, particularly where the infection leads to an amputation, our specialist clinical negligence solicitors understand that pursuing a claim at an already stressful time is another problem to cope with. Our lawyers will put your needs first and work closely with you to make the process as simple and easy to understand as possible.

Causes of Infection

Hospital acquired infections can easily be managed or prevented but sometimes due to sub-standard care and procedures used by hospitals, they can lead to patients suffering unnecessary infections, which can often be a frightening experience for a patient.

Some of the common causes of infections are when the hospital:

  • Fails to carry out routine pre-screening for MRSA or C-Difficile negative prior to surgical or other admissions
  • Fails to provide a clean and safe environment
  • Fails to provide basic medical care and post-surgical treatment
  • Delays in identifying and treating the infection when it has been acquired
  • Fails to treat or monitor the infection appropriately

At SC Law we have a strong track record in helping clients who have developed infections as a result of in-patient treatment or surgery. We have secured very substantial compensation awards for clients, particularly where the infection has resulted in removal of a limb. Please visit our amputation and serious injuries section.

The above are only the most common causes of infection and if you or a family member has suffered an infection through other means, please contact us.

What We Do

Our clinical negligence lawyers will:

  • Offer a "no win, no fee" service
  • Seek maximum compensation for you
  • Investigate the cause of infection as quickly as possible
  • Work closely with you to make the process as simple as possible to meet your needs
  • Obtain interim payments where appropriate until your claim concludes
  • Use specialist medical and other experts to prepare the reports needed to support your claim, including medical treatment, rehabilitation and financial losses, including loss of earnings/pension
  • Provide a tailor-made service for our clients
  • Provide post-settlement advice, including financial planning and investment management
  • Provide advice on welfare benefits, social services and housing
  • Advise on Wills and Special Needs Trusts

At SC Law, our medical negligence lawyers help secure the maximum compensation so it is sufficient to provide for a lifetime's needs. We regularly negotiate awards that exceed our clients' expectations. Our medical negligence solicitors at SC Law have a reputation for taking on and winning even the most difficult cases. We currently have a 100% success rate and haven't lost a single case at trial.


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Areas covered - Personal Injury, Family, Employment and Wills.

Why Choose Us

  • 100% success rate
  • Our solicitors have never lost a case at trial
  • Tailor-made service for serious injury claims
  • High success rates in complex liability claims
  • Post-settlement advice to protect your award
  • Qualified lawyer dealing with your case
  • Specialists in catastrophic injury claims, including amputations, brain and spinal injuries
  • Proven excellent negotiators who have secured substantial awards