Types of Medical Negligence Claims

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Pressure Sore Claims

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For some people, pressure sores are an inconvenience that requires minor nursing care. For others, pressure sores can be serious and lead to life-threatening and debilitating complications, such as blood poisoning or gangrene. They are commonly caused by pressure from a hard surface, such as a bed.

Common errors include...

  • Failing to provide appropriate nutrition and hydration;
  • Failing to reposition the patient regularly;
  • Failing to properly assess incontinence levels;
  • Failing to provide support devices to relieve pressure areas.
  • Failing to evaluate pressure points.


If you have reason to believe that you have suffered a pressure sore as a result of substandard medical treatment you may have a medical negligence case. In these situations, it is vital that you contact a specialist medical negligence lawyer.

Free pressure sore claim advice

Contact our specialist medical injury lawyers at Boyce Hatton for honest, expert advice. Contact us online or call 01803 403403 for a free and confidential consultation.

We work on a No Win No Fee basis where appropriate. We guarantee you won’t pay a penny up front, there are no hidden costs and you’ll pay nothing if the claim is unsuccessful.