Case studies - Infection

Infection - Failure to diagnose septicaemia – £128,000

In May 1995 Mr Morgan was admitted to hospital suffering from a generalised infection caused by staphylococcal bacteria. He was not given adequate antibiotic treatment and the infection spread to his heart and to his spine. Despite a number of admissions to various hospitals he did not receive appropriate treatment and he subsequently died of multiple…

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Infection - Inadequate treatment of MRSA – £8,000

Mrs Samuel developed MRSA infection following a hip replacement operation. There was a delay in diagnosing the infection and commencing antibiotic treatment and eventually Mrs Samuel had to have the hip prosthesis removed to eradicate the infection. We pursued an MRSA claim for Mrs Samuel on the basis of the delay in diagnosing and treating the…

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