Have you contracted an infection whilst in hospital?
Although most people go into hospital with the hope of feeling better, in some cases this isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. Due to an increase in the number of ‘superbugs’ in hospitals, it can be relatively easy to develop an infection or catch something whilst you’re in hospital.
If you’re admitted to hospital for a routine operation but you’re otherwise in good health, you may have the strength and the immunity to fight infections off. However, if you’re admitted because you’re currently in poor health, your body may be unable to cope with another infection.
As many of the ‘superbugs’ can prove fatal, it’s extremely important that anyone who is affected receives medical treatment immediately. Although hospitals now test everyone who is admitted in case they are carrying an infection, these dangerous conditions have yet to be fully wiped out.
Could you obtain compensation with an injury claims solicitor in Lytham St Annes?
If you go into hospital for treatment and you develop another condition or illness whilst you’re there, you may want to contact an injury claims solicitor in Lytham St Annes or a personal injury law firm to find out if the hospital’s actions constitute medical negligence.
Although some illnesses and injuries can be made worse by natural complications, these won’t always be as a result of negligence. However, if a medical professional has acted negligently and you’ve become ill or have been hurt as a result, there’s a good chance that an injury claims solicitor in Lytham St Annes will be able to help you to make a claim for compensation.
If you’re still feeling unwell or you’re in the process of recovering from your ordeal, you may feel unable to contact an injury solicitor in Lytham St Annes or a personal injury law firm straightaway. As an injury solicitor in Lytham St Annes may be able to help claimants for up to three years after their injuries occurred you don’t need to rush in order to make your claim. However, if you fear that your time is running out to make a claim, why not ask a family member to contact an injury solicitor in Lytham St Annes on your behalf?
If you want to find out more about making a compensation claim before you commit to going ahead, you can get in touch with us easily, at any time. We’d be happy to help and our personal injury staff are even available at all hours so you should find it easy to contact us when you need to.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more or to make your compensation claim today. Why risk missing out on your chance to make a claim? Call now and we could help you obtain compensation for your injuries far sooner than you think.
Date Published: 4th May 2014
Author: Emma Matthews