Pressure Sores 

 Should They Have Been Avoided? 


If you have been adversely affected by this issue, contact Taylor&Emmet’s specialist clinical negligence solicitors. You may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.

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Pressure Sores Compensation

When a medical practitioner fails in meeting this duty, patients may be left injured, sometimes permanently. Patients can often feel helpless in dealing with a large Health Trust which may not want to deal properly with complaints, no matter how genuine they are.

If you have been adversely affected by this issue, contact Taylor&Emmet’s specialist clinical negligence solicitors. You may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.

 


 

What Are Pressure Sores

Pressure sores (or pressure ulcers) are painful, debilitating and they occur too often, even though they are preventable. They are an often underestimated health problem in the UK. Pressure sores are caused when the affected area of skin is placed under too much pressure.

My team at Taylor&Emmet LLP and I are committed, friendly and professional Solicitors and we can help in investigating cases where debilitating pressure sores have developed.

My team and I can help in pursuing complaints regarding pressure sores on your behalf. We can also pursue fair compensation for our Clients.

 


 

Why Choose Taylor&Emmet

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 Excellent track-record and focussed on putting clients’ interests first

Case study

Mrs Makin went into the Wrightington Hospital for a hip replacement operation in November 2008 but came out with severe pressure sores.

She was in hospital for a total of 11 days. Whilst she was recuperating she could not mobilise. Mrs Makin developed discomfort and pain in her heels. She asked staff on duty to look at her heels but the answer each time was, “I will be back in a minute.” No proper action was taken.

Blisters were eventually noticed on Mrs Makin’s heels seven days after the surgery but there was no adequate intervention to prevent pressure sores from getting worse. We obtained expert evidence from a tissue viability nurse. There was no proper use of the routinely used Waterlow Risk Assessment, by hospital staff, in Mrs Makin’s case.

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If you are interested in understanding how Taylor&Emmet can help you with your medical negligence claim then please contact:

 

James Drydale

James Drydale

Partner - Clinical Negligence

Call 0114 218 4058

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Office: Sheffield

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