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This article was published on January 22nd, 2014
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.