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No win, no fee pressure and bed sores claims

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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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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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Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
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Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
5 Stars
Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
4 Stars
S C Williams
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
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Calista Harrison
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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FAQs

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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