Misdiagnosis & Delays of Pressure Sores

Misdiagnosis and delay in treatment of pressure sores can arise in many instances including mismanagement of the pressure sore, failure to treat as well as a failure to prevent the pressure sore from reaching an advanced stage.

Types of Pressure Sore Misdiagnosis & Treatment Delays 

Most medical and healthcare professionals provide an exceptional service however; there may be instances where there is a failure to provide the required level of care and treatment for pressure sores. This may include:

  • Failing to manage the pressure sore
  • A delay in performing debridement
  • Failing to reposition the patient
  • A delay in treating the pressure sore
  • Failing to provide a pressure mattress
  • Lack of pressure sore assessment
  • Failing to dress the pressure sore
  • A delay in carrying out a risk assessment 
  • And other pressure sore errors

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

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