According to the NHS own figures a staggering 186,917 per year suffer from pressure sores when in hospital. These serious injuries, again by their own figures, are preventable in up to 95% of cases. That means that at least 175,000 people each year suffer a massively painful and easily preventable injury simply through lack of the most basic care whilst in hospital. This scandal must stop! The cost of having to provide extra care to overcome these unpleasant injuries is conservatively estimated between £4,000 to £10,000 per patient, an eye watering £700 million per year.
Astonishing, isn’t it?
Amazingly these figures are only estimates as there are no nationally audited statistics available.
We are aiming to bring this unnecessary suffering to an end by taking action to claim the compensation these innocent patients rightfully deserve and put pressure on those in charge to properly fund the cost of care and introduce better systems.
We are proud of our continuing work to expose the truth about toxic metal hip implants, defective surgical mesh products and the wrongful imposition of the Liverpool Care Pathway for palliative care at the end of life and are determined to use our skill to bring the explosion in pressure sore cases to public attention.
The Good News…
If you, a friend or relative has suffered a pressure sore whilst in hospital or in care do not suffer in silence. This is an indication that the most basic care was not given and your injury should, in up to 95% of cases, have been easily prevented. It is highly likely you are entitled to compensation and we are here to help on a no win no fee basis so there is no financial risk to you.
Download our FREE guide to all you need to know about bringing a legal claim for compensation following a pressure sore injury written by Mark Lampkin, owner of Lampkin & Co Solicitors who has over 28 year’s experience of medical negligence claims. This guide is a MUST read for anyone contemplating claiming.