Q&A with Ian Kay, Partner and Solicitor in our Personal Injury Department

Question: Which of your offices deal with personal injury and what areas of personal injury do you cover? Answer: Whilst our personal injury department is based in our Garston and Liverpool City Centre offices, we are able to take personal injury instructions from any of our other locations. Over the last four decades we have served the Read More …

An Increase in Pressure Sore Claims

The Clinical Negligence team at Gregory Abrams Davidson have recently noticed a growing trend in cases concerning the poor treatment of pressure sores/ulcers which affect many members of the population, both young and old. These wounds, more commonly referred to as bed sores, can be incredibly distressing and lead to pain, immobility and even death. Read More …

Hospital bosses to be fined if patients get bed sores

HOSPITAL bosses will be fined £500 every time an NHS patient gets a serious bed sore at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch or the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bromsgrove. The fines would be imposed on NHS bosses in Worcestershire and across the region for patients with grade three or four pressure ulcers (the most Read More …

Assessing Pressure Ulcers*

Here at Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors we have a specialist team dealing with pressure sores also commonly referred to as pressure ulcers and bed sores. A pressure sore is damage that occurs on the skin and underlying tissue. Pressure sores are a graded injury:- Grade 1; Discoloration of the skin, oedema induration or hardness may Read More …

PRESSURE SORES – PREVENTION CHEAPER THAN THE CURE?

Here at Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors we have a specialist team dealing with pressure sores also commonly referred to as pressure ulcers and bed sores. The Patient’s Association published their report “meaningful and comparable information? –  Tissue viability, nursing services and pressure ulcers” in September 2010. The important conclusions to note were as follows:- Approximately Read More …

Pressure sore – What is a Pressure Ulcer?*

Here at Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors we have a specialist team dealing with pressure sores also commonly referred to as pressure ulcers and bed sores. A pressure ulcer is damage that occurs on the skin and underlying tissue. Pressure ulcers are caused by three main factors:- Pressure; the weight of the body pressing down on Read More …

Bedsores / Pressure Sores in the News

Recently, the media has often featured cases where legal action has been taken against a hospital or care home for neglect in which bedsores or pressure sores have been a feature of the patient’s condition. In one such case, the daughter of Mr. William Taylor took legal action against the operators of a care home Read More …

Preventing Pressure Sores*

Pressure Sore Ulcers – Prevention and treatment Here at Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors we have a specialist team dealing with pressure sores also commonly referred to as pressure ulcers and bed sores. Pressure sores can develop very quickly in some people if the person is unable to move for even a very short time; sometimes Read More …

Are pressure sores an act of nursing negligence?

Here at Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors we have a specialist team dealing with pressure sores also commonly referred to as pressure ulcers and bed sores. In 2007 Ayesha Clarkson published an article in Wounds UK asking the question, are pressure ulcers an act of nursing negligence? The article discussed whether pressure sores which formed whilst Read More …

Polythene firm fined after its safety failings left employee with permanent injuries

A Widnes based polythene manufacturer, which makes film for the food industry, has been ordered to pay £40,000 following its prosecution for safety failings. The accident occurred on 21 January 2014 during a night shift when the employee was operating a multi-winder machine that converts logs of stretch film polythene into smaller hand sized reels. Read More …