Pressure sores can occur when a patient is immobile or bed-bound for a period of time. They are caused by pressure being placed on a particular area of their skin and protruding joints, such as the buttocks, spine, ankles, heels, etc. If sufficient pressure is applied to the skin, the surface can become compromised leading to a break, which can become infected. Pressure sores can develop quickly and once established they are difficult to treat.
The elderly, ill, immobile and those who are diabetic or suffer from pre-existing skin conditions are most at risk from developing pressure sores.
At United Solicitors we have a team of lawyers who specialise in medical negligence claims.
We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that there no upfront costs to you. We offer a free initial, no-obligation assessment of your case.
Call us on 0161 225 8181 to discuss your claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you.
How are Pressure Sores formed?
Pressure sores can arise due to medical/nursing practitioners’ failure to:
- Use pressure-relieving equipment in cases where its use has been identified as being required.
- Undertake regular inspections of the skin for signs of pressure sore development.
- Ensure the patient is moved and repositioned at least once every 2 hours.
- Perform adequate assessments to assist in assessing the risk of pressure sore development and to take preventative measures as appropriate.
Sores can also develop when bandages and plaster are put on too tight.
How much compensation will I receive?
There is no hard and fast rule for what your claim may be worth. It depends on the nature and severity of the negligence, and how it has impacted the individual.
How much will it cost to make a claim?
United Solicitors will manage your claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis
Why choose us to pursue your claim?
We help thousands of clients per year with their medical negligence claims. We will work hard to get the deserved compensation and we will give you clear, jargon-free advice and guidance so you can be in complete control of your claim.
- Agree to represent you on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis which means you pay nothing to us but you might be liable to pay the defendant costs if you lose and
- Make sure you receive your maximum entitlement to compensation. We won’t settle for less.
How long will my claim take?
The answer varies depending on the seriousness of the negligence. More essentially, United Solicitors will make sure you get the compensation you deserve.