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HSE Legal Liability for MRSA

Case Update - HSE Liability for MRSA

MRSA  Liability Update:

Last March on LateNiteLive with Declan Carty, we discussed possible Legal Liability of Hospitals and the HSE arising from MRSA cases.   We discussed on air news of a number of test cases coming before the Courts, one of which involved a patient presenting at a Hospital with a condition that involved a severely suppressed immune system, which would make her particularly vulnerable to infection.   She contacted MRSA because the Hospital did not take the special precautions that were necessary given her vulnerable state (in other words they didn’t put her into isolation) and this, the test case suggested exposed them to legal liability.

One such test has now been settled and immediately after "The Legal Column" on LateNiteLive on 14th May, reference was made to this in the review of the papers by Declan Carty. For newspaper report on MRSA settlement please click here or for information on our firm's Client Advice page please click here

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