Clostridium Difficile Negligence Claims
Clostridium Difficile – better known as C-Diff – is one of two of the most common types of hospital-acquired infections. The other is MRSA. The bacteria which causes C-Diff resides harmlessly in around three percent of adults. Where C-Diff becomes dangerous is when antibiotics and other medications upset the healthy balance of bacteria in the digestive system, allowing C-Diff to flourish.
What is Clostridium Difficile Negligence?
C-Diff can cause diarrhoea, fever, nausea, and loss of appetite. These side-effects are bad enough for an adult who is otherwise healthy, but when they affect someone who is already ill or recovering from an operation, they can have severe consequences leading to further illness and, in a few rare instances, death.
C-Diff spreads through hardy spores which can survive for days on surfaces like toilets, sinks, and tables. Hospitals, nursing homes, and other care facilities have a duty to control the risk C-Diff poses to their patients who are already physically vulnerable. When this risk is not managed adequately through correct hygiene and cleaning practices, it can cause widespread outbreaks amongst staff and patients.
Just contracting a Clostridium difficile infection is not grounds for a medical negligence claim. If it is identified and addressed swiftly with antibiotics and other appropriate treatment, then patients can recover with no lasting effects. C-Diff medical negligence happens where the infection is misdiagnosed or mistreated.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts have experience in successfully raising claims for compensation due to C-Diff infections. We understand the effect such an infection can have on the health of a patient, and how angry and betrayed they can feel when mistakes and unacceptable care leads them to become even more ill in a place where they should be getting better.
Clostridium difficile compensation can pay for things like earnings lost due to an extended recovery time, any additional travel or treatment expenses you have incurred, and even the cost of prescriptions and care you need as the result of your C-Diff infection.
We always recommend clients seek legal advice as soon as they suspect their hospital-acquired infection was the result of negligent care. Even if you do not yet know whether you will proceed with claiming compensation, we can look at the circumstances surrounding your illness and professionally advise whether your claim has a high chance of success, and what your next steps should be. Having this information will allow you to make an informed decision, rather than miss the opportunity to claim because you were unaware that you could.
There is a statutory time limit for claiming compensation for medical negligence, including payment for hospital acquired infection. Whether you became ill as the result of your stay in a hospital, a care home, or any other NHS or private medical facility, we can help.
Why wait? Get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts today and find out how we can help you obtain the fair compensation you deserve.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you choose us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Lawyers
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert Clostridium Difficile Negligence solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your clostridium difficile negligence case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.