Pressure sores (also known as bedsores) are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue, caused by prolonged pressure to the affected area. Symptoms of pressure sores include:
More serious symptoms include:
Pressure sores can develop quickly in patients who are bed-bound for an extended time period. It need not happen: there are steps that hospitals can and should take, in order to prevent pressure sores from developing.
If you feel that either you, or an elderly relative, have suffered unnecessarily because of the development of pressure sores, then we can help you establish whether a claim for compensation can be made.
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