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You can be represented by a highly-experienced pressure and bed sores lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Pressure and bed sores compensation

Pressure and bed sores compensation

You should always expect the highest level of care and treatment in a hospital or care home. However, if negligence occurs, pressure sores and bed sores may develop.

This can happen if a patient is in the same position for a long period, for example someone bedridden or confined to a wheelchair.

All patients should be assessed on admission under the Waterlow System, with a higher score highlighting those with a greater risk of developing pressure sores.

If you or a member of your family has suffered from either condition whilst under the care of the NHS, private healthcare or care home staff, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

We handle all medical negligence claims and cases with sympathy and sensitivity, putting the best interests of the individual at the forefront of our advice at all times.

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Specialists in pressure and bed sores claims

Specialists in pressure and bed sores claims

Pressure sores and bedsores are a risk to a person’s health and potential recovery, and they can be avoided.

Failings deny the elderly their dignity, at a time when they are at their most vulnerable.

95% of both pressure sores and bed sores are easily preventable through appropriate repositioning.

The signs and symptoms of pressure sores and bed sores are:

  • Reddened areas of skin which feel tender to touch.
  • Areas affected often include heels, ankles, the spine, buttocks or shoulders.

If pressure continues to be applied, sores become more painful and may turn purple. If sores are left untreated, they could develop into a more serious infection.

Our specialist medical negligence solicitors have supported many clients and their families, providing expert legal support to question and challenge the care they received, securing damages for the impact it has on their lives.

Clients often praise the sympathetic and understanding approach of our team, alongside their determination to ensure we hold people to account and get the answers required.

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Patient developed ‘full thickness skin loss’ pressure sores due to hospital’s failures and poor nutritional support

A 53-year-old man who developed ‘significant’ pressure sores whilst an inpatient at Hull Royal Infirmary has been awarded £22,500 damages following legal representation from Hudgell Solicitors. It comes after Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (now Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) admitted failing to take appropriate measures to prevent sores from developing after […]

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Hospital failed to protect cancer patient from developing pressure sores

A Hospital Trust admitted failing an elderly patient who developed pressure sores during a stay in hospital for specialist cancer treatment. The 71-year-old man had initially been admitted with severe back pain and was diagnosed with cancer of the kidneys which had spread to his bones. He was moved to the specialist cancer clinic, where […]

How to make a pressure & bed sore claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

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Step 3

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.

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Step 4

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.

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Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

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Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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A driver accelerated into my pushbike whilst stopped for a pedestrian to cross the road. Luckily I had cameras both front and rear. Meaning I could try to pursue the insurer of the vehicle through the solicitors team (GDPR got in the way of getting info about the driver from the police). I'd spoken to 2 solicitors, 1 cycle uk, was very evasive and didn't know if they would take on the case. I was pointed in the direction of Hudgells via a friend who'd also won a case with them. I spoken to Susan Richardson. She took on my case immediately. As this was a local solicitor. I was able to drop off the footage from both cameras almost immediately. I had a slight brain injury so was probably not easy to deal with because my brain would just stop mid sentence and I couldn't get my words out. Sue was extremely patient with me. She broke everything down so I could understand what was going on. But better still. In order for me to heal both mentally and physically. I requested that I could distance myself from the case. I gave her full control, she popped back to me as she needed information. But, she allowed me to distance myself to heal. I wouldn't have wanted to deal with the insurance companies myself. It appeared to me they tried to wriggle, squirm and drag it out. Any way. The whole case from beginning to end took 1 year for the case to complete and a pay out to be made. I won my case! I dealt with Sue from start to finish. Thank you Sue and thank you Hudgells. Highly recommended.
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FAQs

Can you claim compensation for pressure sores and bed sores?

If you or a loved one has suffered from bedsores or pressure sores from a stay in a hospital or care home, one of our expert solicitors may be able to advise you on a possible compensation claim.

Pressure ulcers are an injury to underlying tissue a result of prolonged pressure on a particular area of the body, and they may often be as a result of neglect.

How long do I have to make a pressure sore or bedsore compensation claim?

In most medical negligence cases, you have three years to make a compensation claim, starting from the date the pressure sore formed or was discovered.

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What are pressure sores and can you make a medical negligence claim?

Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers and bed sores, are wounds which can be open or closed. They are most common with the elderly and those with limited mobility as immobility cuts off the blood supply to particular areas of the body. Pressure sores can develop easily and can be incredibly difficult to treat. […]

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