Pressure Sore Diagnosis & Treatment Delays

Pressure sores develop when a large amount of pressure is applied to an area of skin over a period of time. Pressure ulcers commonly affect patients with health conditions that make it difficult to mobilise, particularly those confined to a bed or sitting for a long period of time. Pressure sore mismanagement may arise where there has been a delay in treatment and a failure to provide effective treatment.                                       

Types of Pressure Sore Mismanagement & Treatment Errors

Whilst it the duty for nurses and healthcare professionals to manage and treat pressure sores in the approved manner, occasions may arise where the management of pressure sores is not sufficient. Such errors may include the following:

  • An error or delay in dressing a wound
  • A delay in providing antibiotics
  • Failure to regularly change a patients position, to prevent a pressure sore forming
  • Failure to carry out a risk assessment 
  • A delay or failure to provide equipment, such as specially designed pressure mattresses and pressure cushions
  • And other pressure sore diagnosis and treatment errors

If you or a loved one has been affected by mismanagement of a pressure sore which has prolonged or exacerbated the pressure sore, or has resulted in the death of a loved one, Mistreatment.com may be able to assist.

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Should your claim be considered under a no-win no-fee basis, you can decide to instruct the specialist medical negligence solicitor.

Should you decide to instruct the specialist medical negligence solicitor and your claim is unfortunately unsuccessful, you will not pay.

What can I claim for in a successful medical negligence claim?

In successful care home negligence compensation claims our specialist medical negligence solicitors have experience in recovering compensation, as well as arranging any necessary services to improve the client’s quality of life. 

  • Compensation for the Injury or Loss
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Interim Compensation Payment
  • Private Medical Treatment Costs
  • Care & Case Management Costs
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Housing Adaptation & Relocation
  • Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
  • Compensating Dependants (Spouse/Children)
  • Benefits & Financial Advice
  • Independent Medical Experts
  • Court Of Protection
  • Coroners Inquest Advice
  • Special Adapted Vehicles
  • Recovering The Legal Costs

As each enquiry is unique the advice given will be tailored to the individual circumstances of the client.

About Our Medical Negligence Teams

Mistreatment.com is comprised of specialist teams of medical negligence solicitors throughout England and Wales. Mistreatment.com are committed in fighting for truth and justice, raising clinical standards and ensuring you or your loved ones receive the compensation you deserve under a no win no fee basis. Find out more about members of our care home negligence compensation team…

Our commitment to victims of medical negligence

We understand each patient’s circumstances are unique, however with our specialist medical negligence solicitors and barristers Mistreatment.com are able to provide you with support, guidance and access to justice. Our commitment is to offer you:

  • Free private and confidential initial advice.
  • A no obligation free claims assessment, so you know where you stand.
  • Legal representation under no win no fee, if you seek to pursue a medical negligence claim.
  • Experienced medical & legal advisors who will listen to you and are there to help.
  • Access to experienced teams of specialist medical negligence solicitors across England and Wales.
  • If you decide to make a medical complaint we can provide a free and independent complaints guide.

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