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Bedsore Claims

Bedsores (also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers)  are very painful and can be serious. They are usually the result of negligent care and most commonly affect elderly patients.

But bedsores can affect anyone who has been immobilised for a period of time, perhaps after surgery or after receiving an epidural in childbirth. They result from restriction of the blood supply to the small vessels in the areas where weight is resting, leading to death of tissue and ulcers.

With advances in technology and basic nursing care, such as pressure relieving mattresses and a proper system for regularly turning the patient, the vast majority of such injuries can and should be avoided.

Because of our expertise in this type of case, we have set up a unit within our clinical negligence department with specialist lawyers experienced in these claims who can work with you to recover the compensation you deserve.

Many pressure sores cases settle for between £10-£20,000, but in more severe cases, compensation of over £100,000 has been awarded.

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Do you think it is a good case?

It is hard to assess the merits of a case fully before we have seen the relevant medical records and, if necessary, seen the reports from independent experts.  Our usual procedure is to consider the facts given to us by the client and then decide whether we are able to take the enquiry any further.  We would then review it again once the medical records and any other documents or reports are to hand, and indeed, will keep the merits of the case under review throughout the case.

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