Derby University and negligent inoculation and blood test claims.
- May 7, 2014
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Recent articles in the press states that, during the students inoculation programme, the health care worker providing the treatment failed to change the syringe barrels and single use holders from blood collection tubes after treating students, as is required to prevent cross contamination.
This negligent procedure was carried out on over 600 students between September 2005 and October 2013 and they have been contacted by letter advising them to have a blood test at their local hospital or GP.
While the chances of cross infection with hepatitis or HIV are very low there will still be an element of stress and worry as a result of possible infection by a blood borne virus (BBV).
If you are one of the students who have been contacted by the university you may be considering making a claim for compensation for the stress and worry resulting from the notification and the need to have a blood test.
Personal injury claims usually have to be brought within three years of the incident however ,you also have three years from the date you became aware of the situation. So this would be three years from the date you received the letter from the university.
Cohen Cramer Solicitors can help you make your claim and we can do it on a No Win-No Fee basis so it won’t cost you a penny win or lose
To find out how we can help get in touch with us today.
Call Mike Massen on 0113 224 7804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Update 8th May 2014
Mike Massen of Cohen Cramer Solicitors has been speaking with the National Health Service Litigation Service as regards the most straight forward way to deal with this incident to ensure that all those affected receive the compensation that they deserve with the minimum amount of fuss.
‘I have dealt with hundreds of needlestick claims in my career and can help you get the compensation that you deserve. The incident at Derby University could have easily been avoided and you are entitled to claim for the worry and stress you may have suffered as a result’
Derby University have posted this information on their website.
A dedicated confidential advice line for students has been set up by the University and can be accessed seven days a week, on 03330 142479 to provide further help and support.