A pressure sores (also known as pressure ulcers / bedsores) develop when the continuous pressure on an area of the skin prevents the blood from reaching it and properly oxygenating it. Without oxygen the tissue becomes damaged and will eventually die which can cause deep painful open sores and infection. Older people who have reduced mobility, perhaps because they are bedbound, are at the highest risk of developing pressure ulcers. Unfortunately, even with the best possible care pressure ulcers can still develop. However there are a number of things that care home staff should be doing to minimise this risk.
If proper pressure relieving techniques are not implemented and pressure sores develop there may be grounds to make pressure sore compensation claims. Pressure sores claims often require specialist nursing opinion and our medical negligence solicitors are able to help with the process.
If you think you might have pressure sore negligence claims then please contact our Medical Negligence Solicitors on 020 3405 2860 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can complete our short form.
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