Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has paid out more than GBP 1,200 in injury compensation over an incident in which a baby was infected with MRSA.
Alistair Purvis contracted the superbug along with five other babies at Leeds General Infirmary two years ago, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.
Fortunately he recovered from the illness, although it is possible that he will suffer long-term effects from it in the future.
The family have now received a GBP 1,200 injury compensation payout after the trust admitted that it had failed to follow the correct hygiene procedures, despite reassuring parents that their babies would not be affected by the bug.
"I hope that Alistair’s case helps to raise awareness about MRSA our experience shows that we all still need to be vigilant for the sake of loved ones receiving medical treatment in any hospital," Alistair’s mother Sharon told the paper.
It comes soon after reports in the Chorley Guardian that a girl paralysed after spinal surgery is in line for multi-million injury compensation.