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Pressure Sores

A pressure sore, which is also known as a 'bed sore' or 'pressure ulcer', is an ulcerated area of skin caused by irritation and continuous pressure on a part of the body.

If you or your loved one is living with or has suffered from pressure sores due to negligent care, we can help you claim compensation to get the right treatment, support and advice.

NewLaw has a team of specialists who are dedicated to getting the best results for their clients in pressure sore claims.

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What are Pressure Sores?

Pressure Sores can occur when an area of skin is placed under pressure, for example, when a person spends a significant amount of time immobile in the same position. They can:

  • be very painful and can take a very long time to heal;
  • develop around prominent bony areas like the hips, lower back, tailbone, heels, back of the head and elbows;
  • range in severity from patches of discoloured skin to open wounds that expose the underlying bone or muscle, causing infection, sepsis and death;
  • be easier to prevent than to treat, because once the skin breaks down, it takes a considerable amount of time to heal and is prone to further infection.

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How can NewLaw help you?

NHS guidelines are clear on the preventative treatment methods for bed sores, and so pressure ulcers are an indication of a lack of proper nursing care. Our team of medical negligence solicitors are experts in bringing justice in cases of this nature and will help you understand the complex claims process involved. With years of experience and the ability to work with you sensitively, NewLaw’s medical negligence team is on hand and will be there for you every step of the way.

For more information call NewLaw Solicitors on 0333 003 1909 or contact us online

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