Pressure Sores Compensation
If you have unnecessarily suffered from bed sores then you may be able to claim compensation.
Pressure sores result from a part of the body, particularly bony areas, resting too long in one place. Also know as bed sores these lesions or wounds often develop around particular areas such as:
• Tail bone
• Back of the head
• Lower back
The sore, which results from resting your body for too long in one place, can lead to a restriction of blood flow and resultant tissue damage.
How do you prevent bed sores?
On entering hospital you should be accessed via the Waterlow System. A high score on this indicates a greater likelihood of generating pressure sores. By moving the patient, turning them and providing a suitable bed nurses should be able to prevent sores occurring. If not treated quickly they can take a long time to heal. By undertaking these actions it is estimated that 95% of pressure sores can be avoided.
What can cause sores?
• Inadequate assessment
• Inappropriate bed
• Inadequate nursing care/monitoring
• Bandaging too tight
• Plaster too tight
Contact Applebys Now
If you believe that you have a legitimate claim for a pressure or bed sore injury then contact one of our experienced staff members on the free telephone number or through the online form to the right for a FREE consultation.
Why Choose Applebys
At Applebys Solicitors we have specialist legal experts who have perfected the claims process so that there's the minimum amount of inconvenience to you. We offer an end-to-end service that ensures that all aspects of your claim are taken care of. The primary goal of Applebys is to make the process of filing a claim as easy and painless as possible. We know that most victims are not experienced in dealing with health care professionals. At Applebys we will work hard for you to ensure there are no undue delays and that you receive all the compensation you deserve.
• Our solicitors are experts in pressure/bed sore claims.
• 100s of claims handled from all over the UK.
• Talk directly with the solicitor assigned to your case.
• We can get you help with rehabilitation.
• Unlike others, we begin immediately to get a quick and fair settlement.