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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for a hospital acquired infection


    When you are faced with a hospital stay, the last thing that you expect is to succumb to a hospital acquired infection. These are infections that are known to develop in a hospital environment and they have the potential to be deadly. Hospital acquired infections are known to arise when the hygiene of the establishment is not enforced correctly. When you consider that hospital patients will probably have weakened immune systems, the coming together of these two entities has disaster written all over it. Every year thousands of lives are lost to the myriad of hospital acquired infections and these tragedies have been with us for decades. These are also known as nosocomial infections and there should always be precautions in place to stop these extremely dangerous bacterias. The only clear way to avoid having such an outbreak in our hospitals is to follow best practices when it comes to hygiene and health and safety procedures.

    If you experience a hospital acquired infection

    Although the chances of acquiring such an infection are slim, you must always remain vigilant, and during or after any stay in hospital, ensure that you speak to a medical professional if you feel that your symptoms have changed. If you believe the facts are there for all to see, you should also look into claiming financial compensation. You could lose money due to time off work and you may feel unwell for months to come. Accident Advice Helpline will consider all the details and help you make an informed decision of what steps to take next. Where there is evidence of negligence, you will often have a case for financial compensation, and this is where Accident Advice Helpline can help.

    We can help you make a claim for medical compensation

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which can help you make your claim against any negligent activity that has affected you in a negative way. Please call us now on our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 for some immediate expert and friendly advice. We operate on a no win, no fee basis and we’ll always be happy to offer you no-obligation advice to help you claim for what is rightfully yours. Alternatively, you can take our 30-second online test to see how much compensation you may be able to look forward to.

    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.