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Do think that one should file a lawsuit if they keep contracting MRSA after almost every doc. appt or being at the damn hospital?

 
agriffinmom4

Asked by agriffinmom4 at 3:31 PM on Sep. 30, 2010 in Health

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  • Sisteract is right. I was going to say something similar, but there was nothing else to add.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:25 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Once you have MRSA, you never get rid of it. You are always & forever a carrier. Maybe you are spreading it at your Doctors office or at the Hospital! If you have obvious constant signs of it, YOU are contagious! Who are you going to sue? Yourself?? LOL!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Good luck with that--I work for a personal injury law firm and we can't find an expert who will testify for us in cases of MRSA contracted at a hospital. Even if the hospital does everything RIGHT, there is a 30% chance that you will contract an infection at a hospital, and it's damn near impossible to prove when they do something wrong.
    bethany169

    Answer by bethany169 at 3:41 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • what would you be suing for?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:33 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • how would you prove they were the source of the infection?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:40 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • So you had a HANI of MRSA? If so, you are  now a carrier and will always screen MRSA +- this will not go away. Are you saying you develop infectious lesions that test + for MRSA after each MD visit or hospital admission?

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 3:46 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • You run a risk of contracting illnesses and sicknesses when visiting a doctor's office or being at a hospital. That is common sense.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 3:33 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Depends...are you getting it from the same place every time and are they doing anything intrusive that could give it to you? If not, I suggest one starts washing their hands more often.
    jenellemarie

    Answer by jenellemarie at 3:33 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • did you read the consent form that you signed for the surgery, it was probably a risk listed in there, and you signed off on it....
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 4:20 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • i WOULD SUE TO HAVE THEM CLEAN BETTER AND MORE THOROUGH
    agriffinmom4

    Comment by agriffinmom4 (original poster) at 3:38 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

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