Pressure Sore Claims

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Pressure Sore Claims

If you or a loved one have suffered from pressure sores as a result of the negligence of a medical professional, you could be entitled to compensation. Our experienced solicitors are on hand to guide you through the pressure sore claims process, ensuring you are well informed and given the very best chance of your desired outcome. 

Pressure sores vary in severity, and can be the cause of further health complications, including severe pain and suffering, amputation, and in some circumstances, death. We understand the effect that can have on an individual’s life and that of their families, and as experts in the field, we can help you to secure compensation that could be vital to your recovery.  

Speak to our clinical negligence experts today to find out how we can help you to secure compensation for pressure sores that could have been avoided. Contact us by calling 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you. We offer no win, no fee representation. 

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How JMW Can Help

The legal specialists at JMW will provide the advice you require to ensure the claims process runs as smoothly as possible. We understand the pain and distress you have experienced and will do our utmost to ensure that justice is served - and that those responsible are held accountable. 

Our clinical negligence team is renowned for its professionalism and we are well known across the country as a respected and trustworthy law firm. Led by clinical negligence solicitor Eddie Jones, our team includes lawyers that are members of the Law Society’s specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors. 

We are named as a Tier 1 firm in legal industry guides Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, while we are considered one of the UK’s foremost authorities on medical negligence.

Case Studies

Inadequate Monitoring Leads to Pressure Sores in Child. Compensation - £20,000

A young girl has been awarded £20,000 following negligence by medical professionals that led to pressure sores on her skin after an operation.

Pressure Sores in Care Home. Compensation - £25,000

With JMW's help, the family of an elderly woman have been awarded £25,000 compensation after negligent care and treatment of her pressure sores sadly led to her death.

Severe Pressure Sores Due to Poor Nursing Care. Compensation - £31,000

JMW has secured a £31,000 settlement for an elderly woman after she was left with severe pressure sores following negligent care in the hands of medical professionals.

Post Surgery Pressure Sores in Care Home. Compensation - £5,625

JMW has been successful in helping an elderly woman receive a £5,625 compensation settlement after negligent post-surgery care in her care home led to pressure sores.

Inadequate Monitoring Leads to Pressure Sores. Compensation - £20,000

Annie was referred to hospital with a history of discomfort in the right hip. It was decided she would undergo hip replacement surgery. The GP noted that she had varicose veins with extensive varicose eczema. Annie was particularly concerned about skin problems if she were to proceed to surgery.

FAQs About Pressure Sore Claims

What are the risk factors of pressure sores?

Patients who are at the highest risk of developing pressure sores are those who are confined to a bed or chair and are unable to move without assistance from others. This includes patients with a significant disability, paralysis, anyone who is recovering from major surgery and those with high BMIs. 

As moisture can hasten the onset of pressure sores, patients who are incontinent of either the bladder or bowel are particularly at risk, as are those suffering from dehydration because their skin may already be in a poor condition.

What are the different types of pressure sores?

Pressure sores are graded in terms of severity, with Grade 1 being the least severe and Grade 4 the most severe. Grade 4 includes pressure sores that have penetrated through most of the soft tissue covering the bone. Of these, many never heal and this can have serious ramifications on the patient’s quality of life.

How are pressure sores treated?

Pressure sores are treated by the removal of the dead tissue, followed by infection control. Diet is altered in order to ensure the patient is receiving an adequate supply of nutrients. Care must be taken to ensure there is no pressure on the wound and specialised mattresses can be used with certain patients.

The more severe forms of pressure sores can result in serious complications. These include sepsis and gangrene. A small percentage of patients may go on to develop renal failure.

To find out more about pressure sores, visit the NHS website.

Talk to Us

If you or a loved one have developed pressure sores through the negligence of a medical professional, JMW Solicitors can help you to claim compensation on a no win, no fee basis. Contact our solicitors for a no-obligation conversation by calling 0345 872 6666. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and we will arrange a call back time that is convenient for you.