Pressure sore claims
If you are in one position for a prolonged period of time pressure sores (sometimes known as bedsores) can develop.
These sores are a type of ulcer, which develop when pressure is placed on a particular area of your skin for a period of time. Particularly common in older people who have fragile skin, they can also develop in overweight patients, or people who have surgery that leaves them mostly immobile.
Hospitals and care providers have a duty of care to reduce the risk of bedsores by providing an appropriate bed or equipment for those most at risk, and changing a patient’s position regularly. With proper care and monitoring pressure sores shouldn’t develop.
Pressure sores can be a sign of negligence, but can result in more serious conditions such as:
- Septicaemia/Sepsis (blood poisoning)
- Gas gangrene (myonecrosis or clostridial myonecrosis) a deadly bacterial infection
- Bone and joint infections
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential pressure sore claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
When someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about negligence in our Advice Centre
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.