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Posted by wayne
Last Reply January 11, 2007 at 10:04
Started November 30, 2005 at 15:48
has anyone succesfully managed to claim against anybody, i caught mrsa when i was only 29 ,and have a big chunck of my left leg missing making life very hard . i am now 33 and tired of nothing being done!!!!

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Posted by Tony Kitchen
Last Reply January 11, 2007 at 08:12
Started July 29, 2004 at 18:46
My story is as follows:- In Auguet 2000, I fell from a height whilst at work, landing hard on the concrete floor of the warehouse. I had a compound fracture of my tibia and fibula. The ambulance paramedics stabilised me at the scene of the accident and I ended up in the local A&E. After 12 hours wait, I was taken to the operating theatre for a 14 hour operation to fix my broken ankle. Fixators were used internally and externally on my ankle. I came to in one of the wards with my wife next to my bed, two days after the operation. I still had on my filthy clothes, from the time of the accident. I had not been washed either.
Some days later I was transfered to another hospital for micro surgery on my ankle.
I had two major muscle grafts, which did'nt take. My body was rejecting my own muscles. Because these muscle grafts were unsucessful........I ended up having my lower left leg amputated. I was in severe pain, nauseous,and generally feeling ill all the time. The amputation area was... read more

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merry christmas
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 8, 2007 at 03:56
Started December 22, 2006 at 19:56
Dear All, i would like to wish everybody a lovely christmas ,i know we will all be thinking of our loved ones who have past.and that if anybody needs our help and support this year we are here .i was very grateful to you's all last christmas....... GOD BLESS

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Rise in compensation claims
Posted by Scot
Last Reply January 5, 2007 at 12:19
Started January 5, 2007 at 12:19

MRSA lawsuits ten times higher than previously thought
04 January 2007

By Gregory Roumeliotis

New released figures show a rise in the number of MRSA-related compensation claims, raising questions as to whether the threat of litigation can be used as a policy instrument to pressure the NHS on infection control.

The NHS Litigation Authority has revised the number of cases involving healthcare-associated infections covering the period of April 2002 to March 2006 from seven to 68. It has also revealed that 5m was paid out in damages and 3m in costs during this time.

News of the payouts was welcomed by injury lawyers who are now using health and safety laws to hold the NHS accountable on MRSA. This is made possible because Control of Substances Harmful to Health (COSHH) regulations, that require employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health, also cover biological agents such as bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Precedent was ... read more

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Strange problem with skin
Posted by davemitrr
Last Reply January 5, 2007 at 03:00
Started January 5, 2007 at 03:00
Hello people,
I have problem with my skin. I know it's very widespread and there're many methods of treatment but I need your advice.
I'm young man. I have a strange kind of acne. Strange because I've tried many methods to clear my skin with no result.
It's very important for me to make my skin clean and healt.
Do you have such problems?
What kind of remedy do you use? And what about result?
Can you suggest me treatment which will be efficient for my skin?
I'm really need your practice for it!


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mrsa in sinus
Posted by louise
Last Reply January 3, 2007 at 01:25
Started January 2, 2007 at 21:39
please if you have any information about this please forward

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Hospital Lists ?
Posted by Jill Walker
Last Reply January 2, 2007 at 19:25
Started October 30, 2006
Is there a list that names the hospitals in the U.K. that have had a case or cases of MRSA or Diff.C. or conversely one that is of the hospitals that have never had a case or case up until now ?

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MRSA infections in specific hospitals.
Posted by Muriel Taylor
Last Reply January 2, 2007 at 19:23
Started January 2, 2007 at 13:33
I am due to have foot surgery next week. I have tried to locate specific information/statistics relating to MRSA infection in the Royal Oldham Hospital - without success. Is there a web site which will gives specific information about specific hospitals?

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MRSA and my 1 yr old
Posted by Nichole
Last Reply December 28, 2006 at 19:50
Started December 28, 2006 at 03:18
I have had MRSA for 2 years. THe doctors won't do anything to get "rid" of it. Just keep giving me bactim and doxycycline and it doesn't work only temporarily. I have the most painful breakouts randomly. Well my dad caught it months ago and ended up in the hospital for 6 weeks because it got in his blood. I'm constantly sick anymore...but its not in my blood...or at least it wasn't before. Now my 1 1/2 year old daughter has it and has had 2 abcessess and a couple small ones and is in terrible pain now. They are putting her on bactrim but it didnt get rid of it compltely before, what will be diffrnet this time? I'm going to a new infectious diesese specialist tommorow because my PCP dr. is tired of dealing with my MRSA. I'm at a loss of what to do!!! I'm tired of this and I don't think my daughter should have to deal with it either! Any advice?

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mrsa in leg
Posted by john laffey
Last Reply December 28, 2006 at 11:59
Started December 28, 2006 at 11:59
I went in for surgery on right leg on the 20th of nov 2006.
the surgery went well,but when i went back 2 weeks later they noticed a red pstch thst was they took some swabs and it came back +3 mrsa.
the problem is that over the last 4 weeks its eaten in to my leg,what started as a red patch is now a hole that you can put 3 fingers in.
the nurse has been coming to dress it every 2 days and i have been on antibiotics with no effect.
I went the doctors today and now they are worried because how deep it is,i think its in case it gets in to my joints or my blood supply.
the hospital should have swabbed me 3 times before the op but they only done it once,i was the first one on the list so i must have caught it in theatre or on the ward.
the told me about the swabs after the op so i think some one is at fault for not doing their job,i have suffered from blisters on my neck and have a chest infection which i cant shift

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So much for promises on MRSA reductions
Posted by Derek Butler
Last Reply December 27, 2006 at 10:10
Started December 26, 2006 at 19:28
Hospital infections 'kill 10,000 a year'

Last updated at 21:00pm on 25th December 2006

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My grandson and MRSA in the lung
Posted by IAN
Last Reply December 24, 2006 at 12:30
Started December 23, 2006 at 11:52
I have MRSA in the lung. My grandson [20 months] and his mum [my daughter] is coming to stay with us [my wife and I] for a week in mid-January. Should he come and, if so, what advice can you give ?

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MRSA following surgery - alternative remedies?
Posted by HB
Last Reply December 22, 2006 at 21:05
Started December 19, 2006 at 21:48
Wonder if anyone can help? My mum was admitted to hospital 11 weeks ago for a routine hysterectomy. To cut a long story short, the op was botched with as suture through the intestine and she has had undergone fairly major surgery.

There have been a number of complications including renal failure, peaks and troughs of temperature and fungal infections throughout, and more recently a heart scare.

Today she has been diagnosed with MRSA, but only around the wound of the surgery, and not in the blood which is something we're clinging onto. We think the heart scare was now as a result of MRSA,as it clinging to and roughening the heart valves is a side effect.

The hospital are reluctant to treat with antibiotics due to previous fungal problems, and so we are desperate to try and find an alternative that might help and are considering what alternative medicine that might be appropriate. I have heard that tea tree oil might help, but reading about it and homeopathy I'm more confu... read more

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Do I have MRSA???
Posted by SB
Last Reply December 22, 2006 at 18:08
Started December 20, 2006 at 10:42
I have been unfortunate to get a boil in my groin that hasnt healed for 4 months..I was put on flucloxacillin and then augmentin...both dried the boil up but didnt heal it.the boil was then lanced....too much blood but no pus....I then went to a homeopathy doctor who thought it had mended itself...but it started oozing again and I am on silicea this MRSA?? My GP has tested the oozy stuff before but should I insist on testing it for MRSA??? I want to get rid of it..I have suffered too long..please help me..I also had chest and back pains which have now disappeared...

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130k extravaganza
Posted by Derek Butler
Last Reply December 20, 2006 at 22:54
Started December 17, 2006 at 22:42
17 December 2006
By Nick Owens
THE Department of Health blew nearly 130,000 of taxpayers' money on a lavish two-day party.

The 174 guests totted up a bill of 128,187 as they feasted on fine wines, food and fun during The Chief Scientific Officer's Conference at an exclusive hotel.

They also enjoyed a disco, free bar, and goodie bags and were presented with framed pictures of themselves on mock Hello! magazine-style front pages.

The party-gimmicks even made fun of hospital superbug MRSA, which claims 5,000 lives a year.

When the fun stopped, DoH organisers slept in luxury 290-a-night suites at London's Russell Hotel - all at taxpayers' expense with "full account to company".

The event - attended by Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt - was last night branded a disgraceful waste of public money at a time of a cash crisi... read more

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MRSA Stats
Posted by Bev
Last Reply December 19, 2006 at 20:22
Started December 5, 2005 at 15:14
we have been asked by the Healthcare commission to help evidence the figures contracting MRSA as we are saying they do not record all incidences of MRSA in the government stats ~ all that is needed is the victims name, hospital, date and if any information was furnished to the patient or the relatives ~ it would also be helful to know wether or not the patient had been in for surgery, or it was just a non related hospital admittance for example my mum went in for a perfectly treatable condition gout then due to their negligence suffered renal failure then sadly contracted MRSA from which she passed away. it is really important to get all the incidences recorded then we can lend weight to our argument that they are only attempting to pay lip service to an infection which is reaping havoc on thousands of lifes. we also want to know about MRSA contractions in nursing homes etc
thank you

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Got rid of second infection
Posted by Carolyn
Last Reply December 19, 2006 at 18:20
Started December 19, 2006 at 18:20
Hi, I am new to this forum. My first staph infection looked like infected spider bites on the top of my forehead. It took about 8 solid months of applying triple antibiotic cream to reduce and finally get rid of the little lumps under the skin. NOW, just before Christmas 2006, suddenly a big boil appeared on my cheek, about the size of a quarter, and it very fast formed a few smaller boils nearby. I used iodine this time, just putting the iodine bottle opening over the boils and upending it while of course bending over so as not to spill any. Then using a clean tissue to wipe the drips. This immediately started the staph to die. I had to use the iodine for two whole days, cleaing it off with antibacterial soap in between applications of iodine. On the third day of doing this, I can feel no lumps at all under my skin, but there are blotches where the original boils were. Of course, I don't care if I have blotches, they may fade, but at least I am not dead. I did also use tu... read more

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PVL producing MRSA kills two
Posted by Callie
Last Reply December 18, 2006 at 21:04
Started December 18, 2006 at 20:59
Here is a link to the story on the bbc news pages:

If anyone here reads the USA forums you will notice the distinct difference in the type of infections MRSA causes in the states - whereas in the UK MRSA is generally found in the hospital setting and causes infections in those with surgical wounds/weakened immune systems in the states MRSA attacks fit and otherwise healthy people in the community. This is because they have a lot more PVL producing strains of MRSA and its really quite worrying that things could go the same way here.

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Lord Warner responds.....
Posted by Phip
Last Reply December 17, 2006 at 20:11
Started April 21, 2005 at 13:57
I recently wrote to my MP again about MRSA and he forwarded my letter to Lord Warner. Today I have received a response from Lord Warner and thought I would share with you some of his comments:

"Miss Woodhatch mentions the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer about introducing legislation to tackle Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAIs). I would like to reassure her that my officials are already taking this forward with the Healthcare Commission"

"Miss Woodhatch also raises her concern that MRSA infections are being recorded by hospital staff as wound infections as a convenient way of presenting the facts in a less alarming light. I can assure her that it is mandatory for all hospitals to record all incidents of MRSA infection and to send their data to the independent Health Protection Agency (HPA). This is the basis on which our figures are calculated."

"As Miss Woodhatch is aware, the majority of bacteria transmitted between patients are transferred on the hand... read more

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Homeopathic remedies
Posted by JLL
Last Reply December 17, 2006 at 17:57
Started December 17, 2006 at 15:25
I have MRSA and am frequently infected with skin boils. What remedies have people found to be effective? I use tea tree oil right now.

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