Pressure sores

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When someone is placed in a care home, it can be a very emotionally distressing time for those involved. You trust that home and its staff to provide the proper levels of care and attention at all times. This is especially true when you are paying directly for that care to be given.

Insufficient attention to residents’ needs may result in pressure sores (also known as bedsores or pressure ulcers) occurring. People who are spending elongated amounts of time in bed or confined to a wheelchair are the most likely to develop pressure sores. Pressure sores can range from mild abrasions, which is tender to touch, to more severe wounds where there is an open area exposing muscles and bone underneath it.

This is especially problematic if someone lacks the mobility to be able to shift their body themselves and relies on the care home staff to alter their resting position. Pressure sores are caused by excessive pressure on body parts that have continuous contact with a surface such as a wheelchair or a bed, as circulation becomes limited. There are varying degrees of pressure sores and they can be incredibly debilitating in their most severe form, and may lead to further health problems.

How can Medical Compensation 4U help me claim compensation for Pressure Sores?

Care homes have a duty of care to ensure that sores do not develop by constantly monitoring the residents and being vigilant to prevent sores from occurring. They should assist immobile residents to shift body position where necessary. If a pressure sore has developed, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

At Medical Compensation 4U, your claim will be in the hands of dedicated professionals with many years of experience in this type of claim. If we believe your claim will be successful, we will guide you through every step of the process and ensure that you receive every penny of compensation you are entitled to. We always work on a strictly no win no fee basis, and it will cost you nothing to find out if you have a claim.

In addition to the injury, is there anything else I could claim for?

  • Cost of the care home – if you are currently paying for a care home which you feel has been negligent you may be entitled to reimbursement of costs.
  • Medical costs – If the pressure sore requires further medical attention or further rehabilitation, you may be eligible to claim for these costs.
  • Family care costs – If you have had to take time off to care for a loved one, or have had a family member care for you whilst alternative accommodation is sought, you may be eligible to claim compensation for this.