Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer a free consultation about pressure or plaster sore compensation claims. Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0808 175 8000 or start your claim online.
98% of our Clinical & Medical Negligence Claims are funded by a No Win, No Fee agreement, which is formally called a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK. Home or hospital visits can be arranged for people who cannot visit one of our offices in England, Scotland & Wales.
Our expert Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors have many years' experience of successfully representing people who have suffered from medical accidents; winning negligence claims against GPs, NHS Hospital Trusts and private doctors.
We offer a free consultation to assess the circumstances of your particular case, and to help you understand how successful claim your claim is likely to be.
Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0808 175 8000 or claim online.
Our UK contact centre is open 24 hours 7 days a week.
Pressure sores or ulcers can develop where a patient’s skin is in contact with the bed for a long period of time. Plaster sores can also form where a plaster is put on incorrectly after a fracture. The risk is higher when a patient is elderly, ill, immobile or diabetic and their skin is in poor condition.
Pressure sores can be very serious. They can be painful and take a long time to heal and some do not heal at all. They can lead to infection and can restrict the ability to walk or move.
Preventing Pressure Sores
All patients admitted to hospital should be assessed on admission to hospital under the Waterlow system. The higher their Waterlow score, the greater the risk of pressure sores. Nurses should prevent pressure sores developing by providing an appropriate bed and making sure patients move; and if necessary are turned from time to time. If this was not done because of hospital, care home or nursing errors; you may be entitled to compensation for pressure sores.
Preventing Plaster Sores
Plaster sores should not occur if plaster casts are applied correctly. If you have complained of an area of pain under the plaster, the plaster should be removed so that the area can be checked for sores or ulcers.
Our Approach to Pressure Sore Claims
Slater and Gordon Lawyers have recovered large amounts of compensation for people who developed pressure sores or plaster sores as a result of medical mistakes or nursing errors. We represented the Simper family, whose husband/father died due to care home negligence. For more details see the BBC coverage on Mr Simper's case.
Our Pressure / Plaster Sore Cases include:
- Failure to carry out an adequate assessment
- Failure to prevent pressure sores by providing an adequate bed or providing proper nursing care
- Putting on bandages too tight
- Putting on plaster too tight
For people who have developed a disability because of pressure sores or plaster sores, compensation is very important for their quality of life providing:
- Private medical treatments, avoiding NHS delays
- Nursing care at home
- Help with housework
- Money to compensate for lost earnings.
Not sure if you can claim? Call us and we'll be happy to help.
Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0808 175 8000 or start your claim online and we will call you.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.