Pressure sore negligence


Five of the most common claims that we see against GPs

In a career spanning approximately 40 years, a GP can expect several claims of negligence to be made against them. In 2016 the Medical Protection Society (a medical defence organisation) examined their claims data and identified five errors which result in...

60 seconds with a medical negligence lawyer

Over the following year we will be sharing a series of question and answer articles about our day-to-day lives in the medical negligence team. This week, it’s Rachel Makore's turn, a solicitor in the team. Rachel qualified in April 2016 and...

Compensation awarded for Grade 4 pressure sore

On 10 June 2009 Mr X was admitted to hospital with a suspected hematoma in his left groin. Despite the fact that he was quite elderly and had a longstanding and complex vascular medical history, no assessment was carried out as to the likelihood of him...

Why do pressures sores develop when someone is in hospital?

Pressure sores (otherwise known as bed sores)  can be caused when a patient lies immobile for a period of time, unable to shift their weight or get up and move around. The  lack of mobility  puts pressure on certain areas of the body...

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