Do you need to make a ‘no win, no fee’ Warwick claim after contracting an infection whilst in hospital?
Whilst most people will contract an infection of some sort during their lives, if you contract an infection whilst in hospital, it may be far more serious. If, for example, you contract a standard chest or throat infection, you may be able to treat this with a course of antibiotics from your doctor. Whilst you are bound to feel unwell until the infection is treated, it should be fairly easily to remedy the situation, providing you are otherwise healthy.
However, when people contract an infection whilst in hospital, it may be far harder to treat. These types of infection are often resistant to standard antibiotics so doctors may find it difficult to prescribe a medication which will be effective. In addition to this, patients in hospital are either unwell or recovering from an existing illness or injury. This means that they will find it harder to fight off another infection or illness.
Unfortunately, infections contracted in hospital can be so serious that they can cause fatalities. Patients who do survive may require weeks, or even months, of treatment in order to rid them of the infection. Worse still – they may be unable to receive visitors during this period in case someone else contracts the infection. This means that they are often isolated and lonely during a period of ill health.
Despite being difficult to treat, infections contracted in hospital could often be prevented. If good hygiene measures are in place, it is possible to minimise the virus or infection and stop people from becoming unwell. As some hospitals have failed to do this, they are often found to be responsible when a patient does contract this type of illness.
If you have contracted an infection or illness whilst receiving treatment in hospital, you may want to consider making a ‘no win, no fee’ Warwick compensation claim. Of course, you don’t have to have been receiving treatment as an in-patient in order to be eligible to make a ‘no win, no fee’ Warwick claim. You could still obtain compensation by making a ‘no win, no fee’ Warwick claim if you were simply visiting the hospital at the time you contracted the illness.
If you’re thinking about making a ‘no win, no fee’ Warwick claim, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how we can help? We regularly assist claimants making similar ‘no win, no fee’ Warwick claims and we may be able to help you too.
To find out more today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help you to obtain compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.
Date Published: 21st November 2014