Bed sores/pressure ulcers continue to be a significant problem for hospital and nursing home patients. Pressure ulcers are more likely to occur among those over aged 65 or those suffering from a disability.
Moloney Solicitors are currently acting on behalf of a number of patients who unfortunately contracted bed sores while in-patients in Hospitals and nursing homes.
Our liability investigations have shown that pressure sores have been caused as a result of prolonged immobility and poor dietary factors. These were caused by the negligence and breach of duty of the relevant healthcare providers. Many cases have shown a failure by the Defendants to carry out detailed and regular skin assessments.
Discovery of medical records have shown the failure by the Defendants to have good pressure ulcer documentation. This documentation should always include a wound description, measurement and wound care treatments as well as documentation confirming pressure redistribution devices and techniques, including support surfaces and turning schedules.
Moloney Solicitors can investigate any possible bed sore compensation claim. We work with nursing experts and plastic surgeons experienced in dealing with bed sore claims. If you or a family member has suffered a bed sore/pressure ulcer while in a hospital or nursing home you may be entitled to seek damages for your injury. Please contact Liam Moloney, Solicitor today at 045 898000 or email him the relevant details at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will give you an immediate case assessment.