AS health, education and capital programme cuts start to have an impact the news that the Government may be vulnerable to compensation claims from MRSA victims will send a shiver down the spine of ministers who know the real cost of the army deafness claims, the Residential Institutions Redress Board, blood and hep C claims.
Though only an estimate a liability of €500 million has been suggested by the State Claims Agency. The agency is aware of a legal firm that is building up a class action-type lawsuit on MRSA. We find ourselves in this situation because we do not clean our hospitals properly or wash our hands as we should. Will we ever learn?
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