We've got your pressure sore claim covered

In both residential care homes and hospital stays, you or your loved one should be a top priority for the medical professionals providing care. You deserve a proper degree of attention during your stay, regardless of how severe your medical condition may be. In some cases, however, the quality of care you expect is not offered, which may lead to complications that are completely avoidable.

Pressure sores are often the result of inadequate care in a residential care home or a prolonged hospital stay. Individuals who have mobility issues are especially prone to developing pressure sores when medical negligence takes place. Without regular movement, pressure sores can develop because of lack of circulation in the body, and these wounds can cause serious discomfort, infection, and the need for further medical attention. When you or a loved one have experienced avoidable pressure sores due to medical negligence, you may have a claim for compensation.

Pressure sores are classed into four different stages based on how severe they are. The symptoms range from red skin that is painful or tender to touch, to blistering or in more severe cases can display yellowish dead tissue and can expose tendons and muscles. Pressure sores are caused by pressure against the skin that restricts the blood flow reaching that area adequately. Limited mobility is a key factor in the development of pressure sores, where parts of the body that are not well protected by fat and muscle to cushion the pressure on the bone. The most common sites of a pressure sore often occur on areas of the body that are consistently in contact with the chair or bed such as shoulder blades, spine, hip, heels, ankles and behind the knees.

If not treated properly, pressure sores can develop into much more serious problems such as joint infections and skin issues.

All medical professionals, whether in hospital or in a care home, have a duty of care to ensure that sores do not develop by constantly monitoring patients and residents and being vigilant to prevent sores from occurring. People who are spending elongated amounts of time in bed or confined to a wheelchair are the most likely to develop pressure sores.

How can we help?

At Patient Claim Line, we hear from many people who are concerned that a loved one residing in a care home is not being given sufficient levels of care and attention which has resulted in a pressure sore. We can quickly advise you as to whether or not the care home has been negligent and if so, we can pursue a care home claim on the resident’s behalf. If they are unable to pursue the claim themselves for whatever reason (someone has power of attorney or they lack mental capacity or it would just be too stressful for them), we can happily set things up so we can deal with you or any close friend or family member that usually deals with their affairs.

We also hear from people who have suffered from pressure sores during their stay in hospital. Pursuing a claim against a hospital can be very daunting. Hospitals are large institutions and despite recent efforts to try and be more open with patients when mistakes have been made, the reality is that it’s often difficult to find out exactly what has happened. When you know deep down that something has gone wrong, where do you turn to get the answers you need and any compensation you deserve?

At Patient Claim Line, taking on hospital trusts is something we do day in, day out. Our legal team deals with roughly 1 in every 10 claims made in the UK, so chances are we have successfully taken on most hospital trusts, and over the years our legal team has won millions in compensation for their clients. Whether the hospitals mistake resulted in a few weeks of unnecessary pain, or serious long term problems where you have been unable to work or required care and assistance, Patient Claim Line is here to help you recover your losses and get some answers.

Am I eligible to claim for compensation?

If you or a loved one have suffered a pressure sore while in hospital, during a stay in residential care, or indeed at any time when you are relying on healthcare professionals to look after you or your loved one, you may be entitled to claim.

Patient Claim Line is here to advise you on this.

The best thing to do is get in touch with us and we will be able to advise you very quickly whether or not there is a claim. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a case, and all our claims are dealt with by specialist Medical Lawyers, on a strictly no win no fee basis.


Pressure sores are classed into four different stages based on how severe they are. The symptoms range from red skin that is painful or tender to touch, to blistering or in more severe cases can display yellowish dead tissue and can expose tendons and muscles. Pressure sores are caused by pressure against the skin that restricts the blood flow reaching that area adequately. Limited mobility is a key factor in the development of pressure sores, where parts of the body that are not well protected by fat and muscle to cushion the pressure on the bone. The most common sites of a pressure sore often occur on areas of the body that are consistently in contact with the chair or bed such as shoulder blades, spine, hip, heels, ankles and behind the knees.

If not treated properly, pressure sores can develop into much more serious problems such as joint infections and skin issues.

All medical professionals, whether in hospital or in a care home, have a duty of care to ensure that sores do not develop by constantly monitoring patients and residents and being vigilant to prevent sores from occurring. People who are spending elongated amounts of time in bed or confined to a wheelchair are the most likely to develop pressure sores.

How can we help?

At Patient Claim Line, we hear from many people who are concerned that a loved one residing in a care home is not being given sufficient levels of care and attention which has resulted in a pressure sore. We can quickly advise you as to whether or not the care home has been negligent and if so, we can pursue a care home claim on the resident’s behalf. If they are unable to pursue the claim themselves for whatever reason (someone has power of attorney or they lack mental capacity or it would just be too stressful for them), we can happily set things up so we can deal with you or any close friend or family member that usually deals with their affairs.

We also hear from people who have suffered from pressure sores during their stay in hospital. Pursuing a claim against a hospital can be very daunting. Hospitals are large institutions and despite recent efforts to try and be more open with patients when mistakes have been made, the reality is that it’s often difficult to find out exactly what has happened. When you know deep down that something has gone wrong, where do you turn to get the answers you need and any compensation you deserve?

At Patient Claim Line, taking on hospital trusts is something we do day in, day out. Our legal team deals with roughly 1 in every 10 claims made in the UK, so chances are we have successfully taken on most hospital trusts, and over the years our legal team has won millions in compensation for their clients. Whether the hospitals mistake resulted in a few weeks of unnecessary pain, or serious long term problems where you have been unable to work or required care and assistance, Patient Claim Line is here to help you recover your losses and get some answers.

Am I eligible to claim for compensation?

If you or a loved one have suffered a pressure sore while in hospital, during a stay in residential care, or indeed at any time when you are relying on healthcare professionals to look after you or your loved one, you may be entitled to claim.

Patient Claim Line is here to advise you on this.

The best thing to do is get in touch with us and we will be able to advise you very quickly whether or not there is a claim. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a case, and all our claims are dealt with by specialist Medical Lawyers, on a strictly no win no fee basis.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Medical Negligence

Georgia is the Head of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team. Within her role, Georgia ensures that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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