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MRSA Lawyers - Toronto Medical Malpractice


TORONTO LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7142



Our Toronto medical malpractice lawyers are currently reviewing claims and arranging representation for people from all around Ontario who have contracted MRSA. Our medical malpractice lawyers use contingency fee arrangements to represent their client, which means that if your MRSA lawyer doesn't achieve settlement then he doesn't get paid. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our Toronto offices. A medical malpractice lawyer based in Toronto will telephone you immediately to discuss your MRSA claim at no cost to you.

MRSA & Drug Resistant Infection

It is estimated that almost more than 100,000 Canadians contract a drug resistant infection each year and that thousands die from it. The most common drug resistant bacteria is known as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. MRSA is very common however the mere fact that a hospital patient becomes infected with MRSA will not lead to the payment of compensation. A failure to diagnose and treat MRSA once it is established, which results in further injury may however constitute medical malpractice. The consequences of exposure to this bacterium can include debilitating illness including paralysis and in extreme cases may be fatal. If you have been affected by failure to diagnose this condition in a timely manner due to a healthcare professionals negligence you can instigate an MRSA lawsuit in order to claim damages and a compensation settlement.

Common Bacteria

The most common drug resistant bacteria include :-

  • methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
  • psedomonas aeruginosa
  • klebsiella pneumoniae
  • vancomycin-resistant enterococcus faecium
  • clostridium difficile

Infection

Infection can be acquired in a number of ways:-

  • hand carriage
  • contaminated surfaces
  • medical instruments
  • airborne particles
  • shared items
  • shared needles
  • sexual intimacy

MRSA Damages Awards

Damages awarded in an MRSA lawsuit can include :-

  • loss of past and future income
  • pain and Suffering (including psychological damage)
  • care and assistance for the past and for the future
  • medical expenses for the past and for the future
  • loss of amenities of life

Vancomycin

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infection is caused by the staphylococcus aureus bacteria (staph) which has over the years mutated to become resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotics that had previously been used to treat it. There is however still one form of antibiotic called 'vancomycin' that has varying degrees of success in effecting a cure. This bacterium is most often found in prisons and hospitals, frequently affects patients undergoing surgery and is usually transmitted through poor hygiene. Transmission rates can be dramatically reduced by the use of simple precautions including hand washing and scrupulous care of toilets and sanitary installations.

Staph Bacteria

Ordinary staph bacteria are found on the skin or in the nose of about 30% of the population. It is not normally problematic and is generally harmless unless the infection enters the body through a cut or a wound particularly of someone who is vulnerable or who has a compromised immune system. A drug resistant form of the bacteria which was previously usually hospital acquired is now also found in the wider population and is known as 'Community Associated MRSA'.

TORONTO LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7142