Medical Negligence Group
Augustus Cullen Law medical negligence group settle landmark MRSA case against a Dublin hospital
A six figure sum in compensation was secured by the Augustus Cullen Law medical negligence group for the Plaintiff as against a Dublin hospital. This is believed to be the first such successful settlement of a healthcare MRSA infection case in Ireland.
The Plaintiff, a young male professional, attended the Dublin hospital in 2004 for a routine appendectomy. He acquired MRSA wound infection, suffering consequential prolonged hospitalisation and two further operations under general anaesthetic involving wound debridement and skin grafting. Augustus Cullen Law secured leading UK microbiologist advices stating the MRSA infection was more than likely acquired immediately post appendectomy through the hands of a healthcare worker not wearing gloves.
The Plaintiff’s case was complex and took time to prosecute through the High Court. Disclosure of important hygiene protocol documentation was sought from the Defendant hospital. Augustus Cullen Law successfully concluded this aspect of the case before the High Court. The Plaintiff’s case was due for trial at the end of May 2008. Today’s settlement is an acknowledgment of the Plaintiff’s legal right to be financially compensated for the pain and suffering caused by negligent healthcare MRSA infection.
Please contact our Medical Negligence group if you feel that you have contracted MRSA as a result of poor medical hygiene as you may be entitled to compensation for the damage caused.
08 May 2008