£300,000 compensation sought for pressure sore which led to bone disintegration

During a series of hospital stays in 2008 and 2009, Christine Reaney developed a pressure sore at the base of her spine.

Christine had been in hospital at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Cannock Chase Hospital and Stafford Hospital several times between 2008 and October 2009.  In January 2009, three weeks after her first admission, signs of a pressure sore were first noticed.

Unfortunately, staff failed to notice the sacral ulcer that had begun to develop, until it became so bad that it ate into the bones of her sacroiliac joint between her pelvis and her hips. It also destroyed two joints of the sacral vertebral coccyx.

On 17 July 2014, the matter went before the High Court. Whilst the NHS Trusts had admitted liability for allowing the sore to develop and deteriorate, the amount of compensation that Christine really was due was in dispute.

It will now be a matter for the Court as to the compensation that Miss Reaney is awarded.

She is claiming £300,000. Miss Reaney now suffers from hip dislocation, and cannot sit upright or walk, and is bedridden.

The case is ongoing.

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