Medical Negligence Claims

Pressure Sores Claims

Helping to secure compensation

With appropriate assessment and nursing, patients should not develop pressure sores – commonly known as bed sores – whilst in hospital, under home supervision or whilst in a care facility.

The open wounds caused by bedsores can lead to the patient developing other illnesses as a consequence of infection. In some cases this can be fatal. Often the wounds caused by pressure injuries become so deep that infection can spread quickly.

At Browell Smith & Co Solicitors our team have helped secure compensation for many people who have, through no fault of their own, developed pressure sores.

It is estimated that over 95% of pressure sores should have been prevented, which is why if you or a loved one has developed a pressure sore while being cared for in hospital, at home or in a residential care home it is important that you take legal advice.

In many cases we can recover compensation, not only in respect of the pressure sore itself but also to fund the cost of additional nursing care to help recovery.

Contact our expert team today to arrange a free initial consultation at any of our offices, in Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington and Sunderland, or alternatively at your home, to discuss your particular requirements.

Dawn Bagley

Solicitor - Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Angela Rowney

Nurse Legal Clerk - Medical Negligence

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Kirsty Dockerty

Legal Clerk - Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Joseph Dowey

Legal Clerk - Medical Negligence

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Time Limits

As with all claims for personal injury compensation there are time limits within which a claim must be lodged with the Court. For accident claims, court proceedings must be started within three years from the date of your accident.

In the event that court proceedings are not started within three years from the relevant date, the negligent party may be able to escape paying compensation on the basis that your claim is out of time.

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