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Inquest criticises poor NHS care of deceased woman

15 January 2010

Our client was bed bound for more than a year following a fall. She was cared for by her family with support from the Trust authority who provided weekly nurse visits to dress, treat bedsores and provide medical care for other health problems.

A year after our client’s fall, she developed a pressure sore on her heel which was not properly tended to by the visiting nurses and ultimately was left with the dressing unchanged for up to three weeks. This caused her severe pain and poor quality of life before her death.

Our medical negligence solicitors highlighted the system failure our client received from the NHS Trust. The way the NHS Trust is organised meant that our client did not have a regular nurse assigned to her, and therefore ended up receiving visits from different staff each week. The nursing staff had kept a poor record of our client’s health. This negligent treatment had resulted in the pressure sore to escalate into a severe ulcer causing our client severe suffering. For more information on this case study view our press release