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Pressure Sores Claims

Developing a pressure sore can make a hospital stay far worse and result in permanent injury or disability.

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I am very happy and satisfied with the settlement you achieved for me and the service was excellent and thank you very much

Mrs E.Swaffield

Claiming for pressure sores

A hospital visit is never something to look forward to and some are unfortunately much longer than others. Whether a patient needs time to recuperate after surgery, or is suffering from a debilitating illness that restricts mobility, lengthy periods of hospital bed rest are occasionally unavoidable. As disheartening as these situations are at the best of times, developing a pressure sore can make the experience far worse and result in permanent injury or disability.

Pressure sores occur when a patient is sitting or lying in the same position for an extended period of time. The good news is that this problem is easily avoidable, as long as patients are encouraged not to remain still for too long. The bad news is that, as a direct result of medical negligence, patients often don’t receive the care they deserve and are left to develop these painful sores. Older patients are particularly vulnerable, as are patients whose illnesses have caused them to lose weight, become desensitized to pain or experience issues with circulation. If you or someone you care about has developed pressure sores due to negligent medical care, it’s time to talk to Your Legal Friend.

We have years of experience working on medical negligence cases. From a legal point of view, we know how complicated these cases can be. More importantly, we understand that they can leave the victim feeling incredibly vulnerable, even embarrassed. The psychological and emotional effects of medical negligence are often just as damaging as the physical impact. That’s why we are committed to guiding you through every step of the process. We will ensure that your claim is handled carefully and professionally by specialist solicitors, while working alongside medical experts to guarantee the best results for you.

We strongly believe in the value of meeting our clients face-to-face, so that we can make sure all of your individual needs are being met. Because of the personal nature of medical negligence cases, we are happy to visit clients at home when appropriate. That way, you can discuss your claim in the privacy and safety of familiar surroundings, with the support of friends and family. Your Legal Friend will do whatever it takes to make the process of claiming as easy as possible. With no upfront fees or payments necessary, get in touch today to find out more.

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Our medical negligence team has years of experience working on a wide variety of medical malpractice cases so we understand just how difficult a decision it can be to bring a medical negligence case.

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That’s why we are committed to guiding you through every step of the process. We ensure that your claim is handled carefully and professionally by our specialist solicitors, while working alongside medical experts, to guarantee the best results for you.

Our medical negligence team is headed by Laura Morgan who has a wealth of experience in leading complicated, high value medical negligence cases.

Laura is recognised within the legal profession as a leader in the field of medical negligence and serious injury compensation.  Laura has acted in a wide range of cases over her 17 years of practice and has particular expertise in acting for children who have suffered brain injury due to mismanaged birth or surgical errors, and in managing claims that have resulted in the death of a loved one. Laura has achieved a number of large settlements including £5.4 million for a 7 year old and £4 million for an 11 year old child.

Laura’s expertise and dedication to her clients is recognised in the Chambers guide to the Legal Profession in which she was praised for the efficiency of her approach to case handling and described as “tenacious and detail-oriented”.

Laura has been a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel since 2005 and accredited as a Senior Litigator in the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) since 2006.  Laura is also a member of the specialist lawyers panel for Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK’s leading charity committed to patient safety and justice.

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For an informal, confidential chat with one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors, call us now on 0808 115 9269(calls free from landlines and mobiles). Or just complete the 'Start a new claim’ option on the right and we'll call you straight back.

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10 simple steps to claim

Obtaining your medical records
Providing your statement of what happened
Minimising your loss
Establishing that a breach of duty occurred
Estabilishing the effect of the breach of duty
Preparing your case for CourtCalculating the value of your claim
Proving your loss
Calculating the value of your claimPreparing your case for Court
Attending the trial in Court
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