Claim against a hospital for contracting MRSA (or other hospital related infection)
Claim against a hospital for contracting MRSA (or other hospital related infection)

The following PI & Clinical Negligence guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Claim against a hospital for contracting MRSA (or other hospital related infection)

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness statement is presented in English but where, notwithstanding signature of the statement, the witness cannot speak English and the statement is not necessarily ‘in their own words’. CPR PD 22 will also require a statement of truth to be dated with the date that it is signed and the required wording of the statement of truth will be amended to include a warning that proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against those who give a statement of truth without an honest belief in its truth. For more information, see News Analysis: 113th practice direction update—31 March and 6 April 2020—Changes in force 6 April 2020. This content will be updated in light of these changes in time for the 6 April 2020 in force date.

[In the High Court of Justice

OR

In the County Court at [insert]]

Claim No:

Between

  1. A B        Claimants

  1. and

  1. X Y        Defendant(s)

Particulars of claim

  1. 1

    The Defendant is and was at all relevant times the NHS Trust responsible for the operating of [insert name and address of hospital] (‘the hospital’).

  2. 2

    At