Pressure Sores: What are Pressure Sores?

Have you or a family member suffered from Bedsores or Pressure Sores?

Thousands of people in the UK develop pressure sores each year during their time in hospital or private nursing care. In most cases pressure sores can be easily prevented with the correct knowledge and care, so when they occur it it is quite often a result of unacceptable negligence.

Pressure sores happen when people remain in one position for too long. People who are unable to reposition themselves are particularly at risk. We normally move about a lot in our lives, even in our sleep, which stops pressure sores developing. They are very painful and can prevent people from living a normal life. They can develop within hours, and although sores generally affect older people, anyone who is immobile for a period of time can be at risk of developing them.

It is the caregiver’s responsibility to ensure that anyone that is at risk of developing these sores is given the correct level of care and attention. Anyone who is providing care should carry out a risk assessment to establish the needs of the patient and then put in place a care plan to prevent pressure sores occurring.  As patients’ needs change the risk assessments should be updated and the care package tailored to the changing needs. This can often be overlooked  in an inadequate care system despite the precautionary measures only taking minutes to address.

If the hospital or care home does not assess the risk properly, or they fail to implement the correct procedures for immobile residents, you or your loved one may be entitled to compensation.

Our team of professional and specialist lawyers have years of experience in dealing with pressure sore claims. We provide immediate practical advice to our clients, and can give you the support needed if you or a loved one has suffered with pressure sores within the last 2 ½ years.

A lot of people overlook negligence in the care system, and assume that bedsores and pressure sores are just a part of what happens.  This is incorrect. You or your loved ones may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering.

We have a proven track record of recovering significant amounts of compensation for clients and their families who have been affected by pressure sores. Where family members have passed away we are also able to make claims on behalf of their families but this is subject to strict time limits so you should contact us immediately for free legal advice if this is the case.

We offer a genuine 100 % No Win No Fee service

We never ask any clients for any money to investigate or pursue their claim and if a claim is unsuccessful there will be nothing for you pay. We cover all the legal costs involved.

If you have concerns about pressure sores you or a family member has suffered call us today, free of charge and with no obligation, please call us on 0800 214 216 or complete our online contact form and we will call you back at a time which is convenient for you – Curtis Legal is here for you.

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