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Pressure Sore Claims

Pressure sores, or pressure ulcers, can be a very serious risk to patients in hospitals and care homes. They can lead to infection if left unnoticed or untreated and they occur when the skin is kept in contact with a bed for a long period of time. The highest risk is posed to the elderly in care homes due to their naturally immobile nature along with hospital patients who suffer from diabetes or pre-existing skin conditions.

Pressure Sores Pose Serious Health Consequences

Pressure sores can be very painful for the victim and they can come bundled with very serious health consequences such as infections that can even lead to fatalities. These sores are often caused by the medical negligence of care home staff, medical professionals, hospital staff and private carers. If you have had to suffer from pressure sores at no fault of your own, you could make a no win no fee claim with us. We always fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your claim which is supported by our excellent customer service track record along with our expert team of solicitors who have over a decade of experience in dealing with these types of medical negligence claim.

Are Pressure Sores Common?

Pressure sores and bed ulcers are a growing problem highlighted by the statistics below. Pressure sores are usually the outcome of a negligent carer and you are likely to be able to make a no win no fee claim if you have been affected.

  • 27,000 patients died with evidence of pressure sores in 2010.
  • The number of patients with pressure sores doubled from 2000 to 2010.
  • Approxilately 20% of nursing home patients suffer from pressure sores.

The NHS have produced a clear set of guidelines that should be followed in order to prevent bed sores and pressure ulcers. When these injuries appear, it is usually because your carer has not been adhering to the guidelines correctly or because of a misdiagnosis. These cases are sometimes left untreated which can lead to infection and even death.

Staff Responsibility & Making a Claim

When patients are admitted into healthcare, it is the NHS/carer’s responsibility to fully assess whether their patients are at risk of pressure sores or not. The staff are instructed to provide the correct bed for these patients and regularly move them to prevent any pressure sores. There should also be routine checks to make sure everything is in order. If you have been a victim of medical negligence, you could be eligible to make a no win no fee claim with Accident Assistance.

If you would like to make a claim, you can get started by filing in our online claim form. If you would like to get in touch with us directly, you can send an e-mail to enquiry@accidentassistance.co.uk or call us on 0161 763 8260.

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