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Cyprus Medical Negligence Nosocomial Infections

Cyprus Hospital Acquired Infection Claims

We represent clients who seek compensation for the pain, suffering and loss they have endured as a result of hospital acquired infection.

Hospital acquired infections (nosocomial infections) is defined as any infection acquired while in hospital. Most of these infections become obvious while the patient is still in hospital, but some are not recognised until after the patient has been discharged.

Such infections occur most frequently in emergency rooms or surgical clinics. The most common hospital acquired infections are UTI’s , respiratory tract infections, surgical wound infections and bacteremia (septicemia). The most important bacterial causes include, among others, Gram-positive cocci (staphylococci and streptococci) and Gram-negaive rods (like E. coli and Pseudomonas. Infection with the MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) is cited as a most common occurrence.

Hospitals should impose and enforce to staff strict hygiene controls in their facilities in order to ensure that infections are unable to spread. In practice however, this is not always the case and it is quite common for patients to develop an infection such us MRSA as a result of medical and / or hospital negligence while in hospital.

When Can I Seek Compensation for a Hospital Acquired Illness (nosocomial infection)?

You should be able to establish in court, on the balance of probabilities, that you acquired the infection while in hospital. This is a matter of expert evidence and an appropriate microbiologist and or pathologist with specialization in infectious diseases should provide expert opinion on point. You will need to prove that you have suffered this infection as a result of the negligence of the hospital and / or the responsible doctor’s negligence and that because of this you have suffered damage.

Proving the above may lead to compensation for medical negligence. But even if you are not sure about the answers to any of the above, we can still provide expert advice on the merits of your case.

How do I Claim?

If you decide to pursue an action for compensation, we will handle you case with the care and sensitivity needed. Initial consultations are free, and the decision of whether or not you want to continue with your claim rests with you. We will you advice you about the next steps and the chances of success.

 

Not sure where to start? Tell us what happened. Call us today at +357 22 102081 or email us at [email protected] We are here to help.

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