Pressure sores

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Being in hospital can often be a distressing time, especially if you or a loved one has to stay in hospital for an extended period of time. Whilst most hospitals provide an excellent service to ensure you are feeling your best again as quickly as possible, sometimes care and attention to patient’s needs falls below the expected standard – which could have serious consequences for your future health.

A lack of attention to patients’ needs can 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?

Hospitals and their staff have a duty of care to ensure that sores do not develop by constantly monitoring patients assisting them to shift body position where necessary. If this has not happened, and a pressure sore has developed, then 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.

Is there anything else I could claim for?

  • Unable to work – If this particular injury has caused more time off work than necessary you may be eligible to claim for loss of income you have suffered because of the prolonged stay in hospital.
  • Further costs – If for any reason you have to pay excess costs to put this right again, you may be eligible to recoup costs that this has incurred.