‘Care Home Slammed Not Safe’

  It has come to light that the Care Home Sutton Grange is to be closed Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that Sutton Grange care home, run by the Barchester group, “was not safe” as they saw “a number of incidents that placed people at risk of harm”. Do you know any 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 …

Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse Injuries? You may have a claim!

Have You Been Injured As a result of the Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse? if So, You may be entitled to claim for Compensation. Although ‘London’s theatres ARE safe’, according to West End bosses, in the aftermath of the Apollo ceiling collapse on Thursday night, there is a large question mark over the historic and ornate 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 …