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Bed Sore Claims

Bed Sore Compensation Claims

Bed sores, otherwise known as pressure sores, are sadly becoming an increasingly common occurrence for hospital patients, particularly those that are elderly or infirm.

Pressure sores can be very serious as well as painful for patients and all due steps should be undertaken to reduce the chance of patients contracting them. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and in the majority of instances, it is believed that bed sores could be avoided by higher standards of medical care.

If you believe you or a loved one has contracted bed sores as a result of medical negligence or nursing errors then you may be eligible to claim for compensation.

Here at Farleys Solicitors, our expert medical negligence department understand the prospect of pursuing a claim can be daunting. However it is essential that you, or your loved one, receive the compensation to which you are entitled to help ease the financial strain of ongoing medical care and recovery. Our experienced medical negligence solicitors offer a no win no fee service, meaning you keep the entirety of any compensation awarded.

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Common Bed Sore Injuries

Bedsores can have a detrimental effect on the health of the patient as well being a source of major discomfort. Although they vary in severity, in serious cases they can penetrate to the bone if left untreated; leading to sepsis.

Bed sores typically appear on areas of the body subject to extend periods of pressure and irritation such as the hips, lower back and elbows. The pressure inflicted upon these points can completely inhibit blood flow, causing tissue damage and cell death. This can then go on to cause further infection which in worse case scenarios can result in fatality.

Clear guidelines setting out the preventative steps to be taken in order to avoid bed sores have been stated by the NHS, yet despite this, medical staff do not always adhere to the prescribed standards of care. Some groups of patients are more susceptible than others and therefore, upon admission to hospital, all patients should be assessed under what is known as the ‘Waterlow score’.

Contact a Specialist in Bed Sore Claims

To speak to one of our medical negligence solicitors to discuss our free service in more detail, please do not hesitate to call us today on 0333 331 4039. If you prefer to contact us via email, please get in touch and one of our experts will respond to your enquiry at the earliest opportunity.

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