Bedsore Negligence claims
Bedsores may sound like a relatively innocuous affliction. After all, how bad can lying in bed be? Unfortunately for many patients, medical negligence can turn bedsores into a life-threatening condition, particularly in the elderly and infirm. This poor standard of care is unacceptable in our modern hospitals and care homes and should never happen.
What is Bedsore Negligence?
The Medical Negligence Experts have seen a variety of cases relating to bedsore negligence all of which would not take place with adequate care and attention to the patient’s needs. Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, form when an area of the body is subjected to pressure for an extended period. It leads to decreased blood flow which prevents nutrients and oxygen reaching the living tissue. Typically people move around enough to prevent this from occurring, but patients who have limited mobility rely on their caregivers to do this for them.
The dangers of bedsores are twofold. Tissue deprived of regular blood supply begins to decay, allowing bacteria and infection to enter, and since there are insufficient white blood cells to fight off an infection, it can spread, leading to amputation and even death.
Examples of Bedsore Negligence
Patients who are over 70 years old, who suffer from bowel or bladder incontinence or poor circulation, or who have an existing medical condition like diabetes all have a higher than average risk of developing bedsores. Examples of pressure ulcer negligence can include:
- Bedsores developing due to patients not being moved enough while recovering in hospital..
- Inadequate care of incontinent patients leading to an ulcer becoming infected.
- Misdiagnosis of initial signs of bedsores with no preventative action.
- Infected pressure sores leading to sepsis.
- Infected pressure sores leading to damage to muscle and bone resulting in amputation.
- Failure to include a patient’s higher risk in their care plan.
These are all cases in successful bedsore negligence compensation claims where patients proved that their pressure sores arose either from inadequate care, or that they were not identified and treated correctly when they did develop.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts have a team of solicitors experienced in handling medical negligence claims. We also have access to the right medical authorities who can help assess your claim to give you the best chance of a successful outcome. We appreciate that seeking compensation can be stressful to clients -especially if they are still recovering from their ordeal – so we do all we can to make the process as stress-free as possible, including avoiding legal and medical jargon.
Get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts today and let us help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you choose us?
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We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
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On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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