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Superbug compensation
Posted by Interested
Last Reply January 17, 2008 at 14:05
Started January 17, 2008 at 14:05
Lesile Ash has been awarded a record sum of 5 Million compensation.
Please see:
Can this be the beginning for real amounts of compensation being awarded to MRSA sufferers and their dependants?

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My Storry
Posted by Randy
Last Reply January 17, 2008 at 08:04
Started January 16, 2008 at 07:42
While serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. during a training exercise I was cut on a wet rock and soon developed cellulitis. The Navy medical personal squeezed every last bit of puss out of my leg and tested me for MRSA. about a week later one of the Corps Man came to me, told me I tested positive and gave me some new antibiotics. I asked him if this would affect me later in life or if there was anything I should be aware of. He told me that it will more then likely never be a problem. Five years later, I get cellulitis again and see a civilian doctor. He squeezed the puss out, gave me some antibiotics and tested me for MRSA. A little less then a month later I have heard nothing from my doctor but now am forming another infection only four inches from a month before. I see my doctor to find that the test came in positive a couple of weeks earlier and I needed to completely sanitize my house and body. The doctor prescribed the same exact antibiotics that seemed to do so well in the past... read more

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Posted by Bill
Last Reply January 16, 2008 at 22:48
Started December 20, 2005 at 01:24
Hi All:

I was wondering if there is a pin or ribbon that has been designated for MRSA or SUPERBUG infections in general that can be used to make the disease more visible? If "yes" where can one order; if "no" what would it take to get such a symbol?

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I watched my dad die of MRSA
Posted by grahamd
Last Reply January 16, 2008 at 16:02
Started January 8, 2008 at 08:00
5 years ago my father was diagnosed as having a minor skin cancer in his ear lobe, and rather than risk it spreading, his whole ear was amputated. A few months after the operation the wound was weeping puss, a trip back to the hospital and the surgeon admitted "they had sown MRSA into the skin graft". A further hospital stay 1 year later (long wating lists!!!!) to have the old graft removed and cleaned, and a fresh graft applied, turned into a disaster.

Within 30 minutes of the first operation, the wound was blowing up like a balloon, they rushed him back to the theater and removed the stiches and cleaned the wound up, as yep, they had left MRSA in the wound. An hour later and once again they took him back to theater with the same conclusion. After 3 such visits all within 2 hours, he was told he would need to stay in for a few days just in case.
A few days later the graft started to turn black, and the hospital in a vain attempt to save the graft, started my dad on "Leches", at... read more

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suspecting MRSA
Posted by Aaron
Last Reply January 16, 2008 at 08:09
Started January 16, 2008 at 05:38
I too am having many of the same symptoms: fatigue, joint pain, neurapathy; numbness in fingertips and extremities, tininitus (ringing in ears), memory loss, neck pain unbearible at times after taking INH for latent TB. My gallbadder was removed right after the INH treatment and I noticed a line of pimples around the insition near the belly button that slowly over a couple of months moved up my chest(disapearing below as it moved up) and around to the back of my neck where it has remained for the last two years....Now I am wondering if the side effects that I have been experiencing over the past couple of years are MRSA related...has anyone else experience anything similar? after their operations?
P.S. I also have a burning(numb)taste on my tongue ever since.
I just want state my sympathies to everyone here it seems when I go to the doctor and tell them this they just look at me like I'm nuts.....stay strong, and good luck to everyone!

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Insurance won't pay hospital
Posted by Robyn Turner
Last Reply January 16, 2008 at 06:04
Started January 8, 2008 at 01:11
Is anyone having the problem of having their insurance carrier balk at paying the hospital that gave you (and me) MRSA?

I had a severe auto accident with many surgeries. Blue Cross/Blue Shield paid all the myriad bills including doctors and tests when I was admitted for MRSA (same hospital where I got it). But, now they are saying that the two MRSA admissions were not medically necessary even tho I had to get cultures & picc lines in place before I could go home.

Any lawyers out there?

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Posted by Len
Last Reply January 14, 2008 at 15:46
Started January 3, 2008 at 23:56
My father very recently passed away due to pneumonia which was brought on by catching the MRSA bug whilst in hospital, does anyone know if we need to carry out a post mortem to prove this?


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Dwp clawback of compensation
Posted by angus
Last Reply January 11, 2008 at 16:50
Started January 11, 2008 at 16:25
I lost my anlke to MRSA and am sucessfully sueing East Sussex and expect to receive in the region of 25000 later this year. This has taken almost 3 years and during this time I have been on benifits. I have heard that the DWP can attach a claim to these monies for the retroactive payment of said benifits. As Incapacity Benifit and Disability Living Allowance are both non-means tested, I do not know how they can do this. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of this?

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my court case
Posted by john
Last Reply January 11, 2008 at 15:52
Started January 8, 2008 at 22:46
hi had mrsa in 2003 after back op,i am still on 125 painkillers a week 26 are morhine, my case will be in april
in the high court of justice in london,and i would like the doctors and newspapers to is not just geting the bug which is bad on its own,but the after effects on the body. so any replies i can get and copy on the after effects might help people like us with can email them if you like on thank you john

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Posted by Vickie Brown
Last Reply January 9, 2008
Started October 20, 2004 at 19:33
My father was taken into hospital with a disease named GBS on the 13th of May 2004. He later had pnumonia and breathing problems which meant he was placed on a ventilator and difficulties with his stomach. This lead to his stomache being operated on. In the operation apparently fluid had leaked from his stomach into other parts of his body and the staff left his wound open covering it with a transparent film to observe, he was placed into isolation where he became feverish. He died Sept the 13th 2004. We was told he had many infections and bug one of which was MRSA. We only found out when he was transferred to a different isolation unit in another hospital when different staff told us that he had tested negitive after previously having it. We did not know and that was after 3 months in ICU. The day before he passed away we was told by the staff that he had many infections and these with the GBS, Septis, a fistula and pnumonia we believe contributed to his death, but the bugs have no... read more

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MRSA Insurance
Posted by Peter Bowyer
Last Reply January 6, 2008 at 21:51
Started July 12, 2007 at 15:57
I am due for an operation in August for a hernia and was wondering if it is possible to have a one-off insurance policy against an MRSA infection and any consequences.

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MRSA Contagion
Posted by Maureen
Last Reply January 6, 2008 at 20:36
Started January 1, 2008
My brother is currently hospitalized and critically ill due to a MRSA infection. He lives with me and I was in close contact with him before they finally diagnosed him. He is in isolation and we must follow strict procedures when we visit (gowns, gloves, masks). My concern probably seems extreme but I work closely with a woman who is pregnant. I would just die if I somehow infected her. Sometimes people can be carriers and not have the symptoms, I've read that somewhere. Any suggestions?

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Posted by Lisa Liptrot
Last Reply January 6, 2008 at 15:56
Started January 6, 2008 at 15:56
I am 19 years old hand in june had a tonsilectomy before this i was fit and Healthy. 2 weeks after coming out of hospital I got alarge abcess in my nose. It was treated with antibotics.After that i got a large perineal abcess the pain was excruiating and it was hard for me to walk. this was treated by my local GP again treatd with eyrothimicin. It healed up at this point my GP had not taken any swabs of the discharge leakin form the abcess. it was only when a small abcess formed on my left thigh and was leaking offensive discharge. When results came back it was MRSA posotive. I was prescribed Tetracycline and after taking the course again healed i revsisted my GP who told me that it had now gone even tho he did not take any swabs etc. Unfortunately in november i got another perenial Abcess this time it was the size of a tennis ball i could hardly walk, i couldnt sit down.. it was filled with very dark red near enough black discharge. I attended my Gp this time i was refefferd to A+E... read more

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my dad
Posted by judy
Last Reply January 4, 2008 at 22:37
Started January 3, 2008 at 19:45
My father fell and broke his hip on the 30th December 2006 and was taken in to the local hospital and operated on the next day. At first he seemed to recover well but then became increasingly confused. I understand that this can happen after a major op and he was 88 years old after all.He fell in the hospital a few times while we were not with him and received stitches to his head. I visited once and found him in the process of being moved from one ward to another but the new ward refused to take him and he was wheeled back in his bed to the previous ward. A nurse pushing the bed said did I know that he had an infection and I said oh no not c.diff. She said no not that, MRSA. That was the first that I knew of it. He was then about two days later put into a side ward and was declining badly. Nobody told me or any of the family that there were procedures we should follow such as wearing gloves and an apron and hand washing before and after visiting. Dad sadly died on the 7th of Februa... read more

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Last Reply January 3, 2008 at 13:48
Started January 3, 2008 at 13:03

I got very sick with a brown spider bite. The wound was infected and antibiotics were not working. I was running a 104 fever and I could not walk. When I was at my worst and thought I was going to die, I had a life saving dream ,where I told my self to take some antihistamines and to inhale an asthma inhaler. When I woke from the dream ,I remembered a friend had left their inhaler at my house and I knew I had some allergy pills. I found the inhaler and the pills. I took two pills and 4 blasts off that inhaler then cried my self to sleep.

The next morning I was close to being 80% healed. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is an antibiotic resistant staph infection and my dream of me telling myself I needed the antihistamine and inhaler ASAP, I believe, saved my life.

My spider bite was from a Violin Spider, they cause a serious flesh eating bacteria which, once infected, became a MRSA. The antihistamines stopped the allergic reaction and the speed of the flesh... read more

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Happy New Year!
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply December 31, 2007 at 22:40
Started December 31, 2007 at 13:26
Just wanted to wish all of you a BETTER New Year in 2008. It's New Year's Eve here in the States so some of you have already celebrated.

Here's wishing good health, happiness and an abundant new year.

Nancy R

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MRSA and ignorance
Posted by Amanda
Last Reply December 29, 2007 at 03:46
Started October 8, 2007 at 09:33
I had surgery 4 weeks ago and unfortunately caught MRSA in one of my wounds. I'm feeling better slowly but I'm having problems with other peoples ignorance to me having MRSA. I have been told I'm not welcome at groups I normally attend until I swab negative for it. I live on a military base and these groups are an alledged source of support when your husband is away. Because I cannot attend I therefore will not have that support. I feel very hurt and angry about this and I just don't understand how people can be so hurtful. I have informed them that 1 in 3 people carry it and at least I know I have it in my wound. But there is just no getting through to people. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if so could they give me any help and advice with dealing with the whole situation.

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MRSA Prevention
Posted by L Rogoff
Last Reply December 28, 2007 at 15:29
Started December 28, 2007 at 15:29
There is a technology out there that many schools are using to prevent and kill Mrsa.

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Carrier of MRSA
Posted by Concernedgirl
Last Reply December 27, 2007 at 12:42
Started December 27, 2007
I have learned that my boss is a carrier of MRSA in his nose but never had an outbreak. Another co-worker went to have a hernia repair done. About a month later she contracted MRSA in her face which at the time she said it was from her husband hitting her in the eye ( that was a lie ) and that the MRSA was secondary to the hit. This person no longer works for us and she is now claiming that my boss gave her MRSA cause he is a carrier and threatens to sue him. No other of the 10 employees ever had anything and I have worked for him for 10 years with no problems. Can he pass MRSA ( not infected ) to others or was it from the hospital surgery she had about a month prior ?

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Could this be MRSA?
Posted by kimmi
Last Reply December 27, 2007 at 12:38
Started December 27, 2007 at 09:50
my husband had an operation 3 weeks ago and he had to have a catheter for two weeks. In this time the catheter blocked and had to be backwashed. Since then he has felt ill with flu like symptoms. He had the catheter removed and was told he might have a bladder infection, he was put on amoxcycillin and a urine sample taken. This was over a week ago, and he still feels ill, chills, fever etc. We have not heard about results of test. He was in St Georges hospital in London. Could this be MRSA?


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