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Bed Sore & Pressure Sore Compensation Claims
Bed sore & pressure sore compensation claims suggest neglect by a medical professional. It extremely distressing to our medical negligence solicitors that vulnerable patients can be exposed to painful and dangerous bed and pressure sores as a result of negligent healthcare.
Bed sores and pressure sores are entirely preventable. If you medical professional is providing proper care you should never developed severe bed sores or pressure sores. They can be prevented and treated with ease. However, if they are not bed sore and pressure sore compensation claims can arise.
The risk of pressure sores is higher for those patients who are elderly, ill, immobile or diabetic. These are vulnerable patients who deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. They should never be left for such a long period of time that pressure sores develop.
Our Solicitors are experts in Bed Sore & Pressure Sore Compensation Claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372.
What Causes Pressure Sores?
Bed sores and pressure sores generally develop on areas of the body with little body fat. This includes areas like the hips, heels and buttocks. Pressure sores or pressure ulcers can arise where a patient’s skin is in continuous contact with a surface such as a bed or a wheelchair.
Pressure sores do not always indicate that the medical professional has been negligent. However, if they were preventable and/or not treated appropriately, this can indicate medical negligence. You may be able to bring a bed sore and pressure sore compensation claim.
Pressure sores can also happen when the skin is compressed for a period of time, due to excessive period of sitting or lying. Blood can’t circulate which leads to a lack of oxygen and nutrients to that area of the body.
Pressure sores can cause a huge amount of unnecessary pain and suffering for patients. Also, if they are not treated quickly and correctly, they can lead to much more serious conditions, such as infection. This failure to act quickly can often lead to bed sore and pressure sore compensation claims.
It is extremely important to treat pressure sores quickly. If treatment is not provided quickly then the cells can die resulting in pressure damage. Pressure damage can take effect as quickly as within 1 hour. That is why constant monitoring of patients who are lying or sitting still is vitally important.
Our solicitors are experts in bed sore & pressure sore compensation claims. They find that some of the most common bed sore and pressure sore claims relate to:
- Failure to provide adequate bedding or proper nursing care
- Misapplication of a plaster cast
- Misapplication of bandages
- Failing to carry out an adequate assessment
None of the above causes of bed sores and pressure sores are acceptable. The condition can be prevented and treated in a simple way. If you or a loved one has suffered from unnecessary pain and suffering due to pressure sores contact us today for a free assessment of your claim.
Preventing Bed Sore & Pressure Sore Compensation Claims
An effective way to prevent bed sore & pressure sore compensation claims is to ensure that immobile patients are regularly moved. This will relieve the pressure on the area of the skin. This can be done through manual moving or through an automatic bed. If a medical professional negligence fails to move you or a loved one leading to bed sores or pressure sores, you have been the victim of negligence.
This might sound like a simple preventative measure, but it is highly effective. Sadly, this routine measure is not always followed. This can be especially true of vulnerable. Regular checks often involved increased manpower, and as the NHS struggles with under-staffing, the problem seems to be getting worse.
There are specific NHS guidelines which are designed to prevent pressure sores developing by providing an appropriate bed, making sure patients are moved regularly, and their skin is regularly inspected. If this simple measure has not been followed, you or your loved one may have been the victim of medical negligence.
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Our Solicitors are experts in Bed Sore and Pressure Sore Compensation Claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372.
Why To Make Bed Sore & Pressure Sore Compensation Claims?
Making bed sore & pressure sore compensation claims help to avoid the same mistakes being made again. Our solicitors often find that NHS guidelines will change following a medical negligence claim. If the medical mistakes that were made are identified and investigated, improvements can be made.
It is so important that mistakes that lead to bed sores and pressure sores are highlighted by making bed sore and pressure sore compensation claims. It is unacceptable that our loved ones are being let down in this way. Taking legal action can stop this from happening again.
It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have had to take time of work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you as the victim are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.
No Win No Fee Bed Sore & Pressure Sore Compensation Claims
Our medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you if the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.
Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.
How Much Compensation Will I Get?
Bed sore & pressure sore compensations claims payouts vary depending on the extent of your suffering and the details of your case. It will also depend on your personal circumstances. If a loved one has suffered due to negligence, it will also depend on what exactly happened and what the impact was
Our solicitors will be able to guide you through the levels of compensation available based on your own circumstances. Contact them today for a Free Case Assessment.
Our Expertise in Bed Sore & Pressure Sore Compensation Claims?
Our medical negligence claims solicitors have decades of experience in bed sore & pressure sore compensation claims. They specialize in this area of law and are quite simply experts in the area. Not only are our bed sore & pressure sore negligence solicitors experts in this area, they will also provide you with support and kindness in your time of need.
We understand that our clients’ are going through one of the most distressing times of your life. We are not here simply as lawyers, we are here to help you get through by achieving the justice you deserve
Our bed sore & pressure sore compensation claims solicitors will provide you with the expert service you expect from your medical negligence lawyer. But they are also friendly, approachable and put customer service at the heart of everything they do for their clients.