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Pressure sores, also known as bed sores or pressure ulcers, are a growing area of concern so much so, that the government has introduced national guidelines in an attempt to reduce the number of patients developing them.
Pressure sores are entirely preventable. If you or a loved one has developed one as a result of poor nursing care or failure to follow the guidelines then a claim may be justified.
Bedsores are graded 1-4 with grade 4 being the most severe where the sore penetrates through to the bone.
Not only are these excruciatingly painful, but they can also prove fatal. Many never heal which can cause serious consequences to a person’s quality of life. Complications such as sepsis, gangrene and renal failure may follow.
Making a pressure sore negligence claim is a complex area and it is important to find the right solicitor.
At Thorneycroft Solicitors we have a dedicated team that specialises in this field who can offer initial advice and support to assess the merits of each individual case.
This website privacy notice sets out how Thorneycroft Solicitors uses and protects any information that you give Thorneycroft Solicitors when you use this website.
Thorneycroft Solicitors is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Thorneycroft Solicitors may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/05/2018.
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If you do not instruct us in relation to your legal matter, your personal details will be retained for a period of 12 months.
If we are instructed in relation to your legal matter, we will keep it in line with our data retention periods. Details of our retention period for your legal matter can be found within our Client Care Letter and/or Terms of Business, under the heading file retention.
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