Your centre of legal excellence at the heart of Stockport
Pressure sores, bed sores or bed ulcers are a skin condition effect elderly and/ or bed bound patients. It is necessary for the nursing staff either at the hospital, nursing home or if the patient is at home the District Nurse to carryout a risk assessment on the patient so that steps can be carried to avoid such a condition which is often very painful and requires extensive and often painful treatment.
If care plans have not been put in place by the health care professionals then this could mean that negligent medical treatment contributed to the condition and patients may be entitled to compensation.
Please contact one of our Specialist Team if you or someone you know have suffered from pressure sores and we will be more than happy to help you.