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Pressure Sore Claims 

Even under the immaculate care that the nursing homes provide, pressure sores are still not uncommon. Sores are commonly caused by negligence in the care home or under the care of someone else. If you or your family member have been injured because of negligent care resulting in pressure sores, we highly recommend you contact Solicitors On Your Side now.

What is a pressure sore?

A pressure sore or a pressure ulcer occurs when unrelieved pressure on the skin is occurring. This is usually a cause of prolonged pressure over some time. Most common places for pressure sores include:

  • The bottom and lower back
  • The heels or ankles
  • The elbows
  • The shoulders
  • The back of the ear

If left untreated pressure sores and ulcers can even be fatal. Pressure sores and ulcers are quick to develop, and they take a while to heal. With proper nursing care, they can be prevented.

Grades of pressure sores 

There is a range of grades that pressure sores and ulcers are categorised into, going from mild to serious.

Grade 1: Discoloration of the skin.

Grade 2: Partial-thickness and skin loss, usually present as a blister to the individual experiencing it.

Grade 3: Full-thickness skin loss, damage to subcutaneous tissue, which usually presents as a deep crater in the skin to the person who is experiencing it.

Grade 4: Full-thickness skin loss, with extensive necrosis extending the underlying tissue.

You can prevent ulcers and blisters by treating them correctly, carrying out procedures and following the right guidelines to prevent them. If you or your loved one experienced pressure sores and blisters, we recommend that you contact Solicitors On Your Side now, we can treat your case in the most professional way, ensuring that you get the correct compensation. Treatment of pressure sores includes enforcing appropriate care plans to reduce the risk of pressure sores developing.

How to make a claim

Our solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side will help you make a successful claim. There is a range of things that you may have to prove to help with your claim, with the two most important ones including:

  • Proving that the fault was in the medical professional.
  • Proving that the damage was avoidable, and it would not have happened if the procedure was not executed negligently.

How can I make a claim?

If you have faced negligence during your procedures, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now. We will help you claim in the fastest, easiest and most stress-free way.

We advise that medical negligence claims must be usually made within three years of knowledge of the mistake. That means not since the error has occurred, but since the patient found out about the error. For patients under 18, they have three years since their 18th birthday to make a claim. For people who do not have the mental capacity to acknowledge the claim, there is no time limit.

How can we help?

Our experienced solicitors will help you make a successful claim and get the correct amount of compensation for your specific case. We will make sure to gather any necessary evidence to help your case and we will also access any necessary medical records. We will make sure to treat your case most professionally to make you feel comfortable getting your story across in the best way.

We understand that facing medical negligence can be an extremely stressful and traumatic process, however, we will make sure that you come out with the best possible outcome, enabling you to get back to your day to day life in no time.

How much compensation will I get?

Usually, the amount of compensation depends on how much damage you face due to negligence. The damage can be physical, mental and even financial. The best way to find out how much compensation you may get is by contacting Solicitors On Your Side now. Our experienced solicitors in medical negligence will help allow you to get the highest possible compensation in the most stress-free and easy way.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a no win-no fee basis. That means there will be no hidden fees, and everything can be done over the phone from anywhere in the UK.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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