Recent Settlements

We obtained £42,400 compensation for Mrs A who developed a pressure sore having been given an epidural during childbirth. She had been unable to move for a few hours as a result of the injection and developed a pressure sore to her sacrum. The sore took a few months to heal at what was a crucial time with the birth of her child. The hospital admitted that they had been negligent in her care and the client was very happy with the terms of the settlement achieved.

£9000 for Mr H who developed a pressure sore to his heel whilst recuperating in hospital from heart bypass surgery. The pressure sore healed within a few months and we negotiated a settlement following and admission of liability from the hospital which confirmed our view that the care had been negligent.

£55,000 compensation for Mrs W who developed a pressure sore to her leg whilst in hospital. The hospital admitted liability for the injury which had delayed her rehabilitation and caused unnecessary pain and suffering. The client wanted to settle the case and a negotiated settlement was achieved.

Mrs J received £25,000 for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity endured as a result of the development of a grade 4 pressure sore to her sacrum for a period of approximately 18 months.  This pressure sore developed whilst an in-patient at hospital. 

Mrs M received an award of £14,000 as a result of developing a grade 3 pressure sore to her buttocks whilst in hospital.  The matter was resolved without the need for a court hearing following an admission of liability from the hospital that the care was negligent.

Mrs G received an award of £22,000 as a result of developing grade 3 pressure sores to both of her heels during an admission to hospital.  The pressure sores healed within approximately 7 months.   The hospital admitted liability for the injury and we negotiated the settlement.

Mrs B from Oldham received £8,000 for her late husband’s suffering which he endured at the end of his life as a result of the development of a pressure sores to his heels and sacrum. They lasted for a period of approximately 6 – 8  weeks until his death. The pressure sore developed whilst an in-patient at Oldham hospital . The hospital admitted liability and the settlement was achieved without the need for any court action.

Mr D from Leeds was awarded the sum of £6,500 after developing a grade 3 sacral pressure sore in hospital during his admission for abdominal pain.  The pressure sore was present for two to three months before it fully resolved. The case was settled after an admission of liability.

Mrs J from Somerset was awarded the sum of £7,500 in respect of her late mother who had developed pressure sores to her heel and sacrum, whilst in hospital approximately three months before her death. We negotiated a settlement for the estate without the need for a court hearing.

Mrs K from Sussex was awarded £30,000 in respect of her late husband who had developed multiple pressure injuries whilst a resident in a nursing home. The pressure injuries were present for approximately 18 months. Liability was admitted and the case was settled by agreement.

Mr K from Liverpool was awarded the sum of £58,000 after developing multiple pressure sores whilst being cared for in hospital. The hospital admitted negligence and we negotiated a settlement without the need for a court hearing.

Mrs M from Oldham received £55000 for her pain, suffering and loss of amenity experienced as a result of the development of a grade 4 pressure sore to her sacrum which had permanent disabling effects.   The pressure sore developed whilst an in-patient at hospital at Fairfield General Hospital. The award included provision for future care costs, aids and equipment such as a special seat so that she could continue to enjoy caravan holidays.  The hospital admitted liability and the settlement was achieved without the need for the client to attend court.

The Estate of Mr J from Hull received £2,000 for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity endured as a result of Mr J developing of a grade 2 pressure sore to his sacrum and left heel which lasted for a period of approximately 4 months.  The pressure sore developed whilst an in-patient at an Intermediate Care Centre following discharge from hospital in Hull.  The Intermediate Care Facility denied liability and any breach of duty. However, an amicable settlement was achieved without the need for court proceedings.

The Estate of Mrs E from Dudley received £5,000 for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity endured as a result of Mrs E developing of a grade 3 pressure sore to her sacral area which lasted for a period of approximately 3 months.  The pressure sore developed whilst Mrs E was a resident at a Care Home.  The insurers of the Care Home denied liability and any breach of duty. However, an amicable settlement was achieved just as court proceedings were about to be issued.

Mr W from West Sussex received £20,000.00 as a result of developing a grade 3 pressure ulcer to his right ischial tuberosity which healed after 4 months. The award including provision of future aids.  The pressure sore developed whilst an in-patient at East Surrey Hospital.  Liability was admitted and  settlement was achieved without the need for the client to attend court.

Mrs H from Oxfordshire received £17,500.00 for  pain suffering and loss of amenity and future aids.  She suffered a grade 3 pressure ulcer to her right buttock after a period of inpatient stay at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The ulcer healed after 4 months. Liability was admitted but causation denied and a report was required from a tissue viability nurse to settle the claim.

Mr E from Oxfordshire received £8,500.00 for pain suffering and loss of amenity due to the development of a pressure ulcer to his left heel at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Liability was partially admitted but causation was disputed. The Client decided to accept the offer rather than go to Court.

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