Pressure Sore Mismanagement & Treatment Delay

Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers, usually arise where there has been a failure to frequently re-position the patient and to encourage mobility after medical treatment or rest. This can result in the compression of the skin and lack of blood supply to a specific area. There may be instances whereby the pressure sore has not been treated therefore causing further inflammation around the area as well as slight infection requiring antibiotics.

Types of Pressure Sore Errors Mismanagement & Delays in Treatment

Patients that suffer from restricted mobility or who are at risk of increased infection should be regularly monitored to prevent pressure sores from occurring. Although district care nurses are trained to an exceptionally high standard, errors may result involving:

  • Failing to treat an existing pressure sore
  • Errors in providing dressing for an existing pressure sore
  • A delay in providing compression stockings
  • Failing to re-position the patient whilst at home 
  • Mismanagement of a pressure sore
  • A failure to carry out a risk assessment 
  • A delay or failure to provide a pressure mattress or seat
  • And any other pressure sore complaints 

Our dedicated teams at can provide free support and guidance from specialist medical negligence solicitors and medical advisors. can inform you of the relevant complaints departments and guide you through their complaints procedures. Our specialist teams of medical negligence solicitors and barristers can also assist you in making a medical negligence claim if your circumstances suggest you are entitled to do so.

How do I make a complaint? can place you in touch with a variety of different organisations who can assist you in making a complaint regarding NHS or private treatment. Whether you or a loved one has experienced inefficient or ineffective treatment, or have suffered misdiagnosis errors or treatment delays, part of our service involves a free review undertaken by us. This free review will help you to understand where you stand and to make an informed decision. This free review can also explain if you are eligible for legal assistance in order to make a potential claim for medical mistreatment and negligence.

What If I am Entitled to Legal Advice? can place you in touch with different practitioner organisations should you want to make a complaint. However, given the different timeframes that a complaint can sometimes involve, by contacting us you can not only obtain a free complaints guide but also obtain free initial advice about whether you can make a possible legal claim under a no win no fee basis in order to obtain answers and possible compensation.

Is there A Cost?

Placing a call with us involves no cost to you. We can provide both free advice about your initial complaint and a free guide about the different ways you can make a complaint at the treatment you experienced. Additionally, we can provide free initial legal advice about how to get answers and make a possible compensation claim. Whether a claim is to assist you in obtaining answers, getting to the truth of what happened or to obtain compensation, may be able to assist.

About our Medical Complaints Team

By getting in touch with the experienced team at we can provide specific, tailored advice about the options available to you. These options can involve not just making a complaint but also initial free legal advice and a free claims assessment if the facts of your enquiry entitle you to do so.

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Before you decide to make a complaint, our dedicated complaints department will under no obligation advise you on the relevant complaints procedures that are available to you.