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Discovering that a parent has suffered from pressure sores while in a care home can be both distressing and alarming. It raises serious questions about the level of care and attention provided. In this blog, Mark Gregory, Director and solicitor specialising in Medical Negligence compensation at MG Legal, delves into what pressure sores are, the extent of this issue in UK care homes, and how MG Legal, a no win no fee solicitor with offices in Preston, Lancaster, Longridge, and Lytham, can assist in these situations. 

What Are Pressure Sores? 

Pressure sores, also known as bedsores or pressure ulcers, are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. They commonly occur on skin that covers bony areas such as heels, ankles, hips, and tailbone. Pressure sores can cause severe pain and lead to serious infections. 
The Department of Health (2018) pressure ulcer guidance identifies that a pressure ulcer is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence. The 4 main factors implicated are interface pressure, shear, friction, and moisture. Pressure ulcers can range in severity from patches of discoloured skin to open wounds that expose the underlying bone or muscle. NICE (2018) supports this by reporting that pressure ulcers are caused when an area of skin and the tissues below are damaged as a result of being placed under pressure sufficient to impair its blood supply. Typically, they occur in a person confined to bed or a chair by an illness and as a result they are sometimes referred to as ‘bedsores’, or ‘pressure sores’. 
There are 6 categories of pressure ulcer: 

Stage I: non-blanchable 

Stage II: partial thickness 

Stage III: full thickness skin loss 

Stage IV: full thickness tissue loss 

Suspected deep tissue injury 

Unstageable: full thickness skin or tissue loss 

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The Prevalence of Pressure Sores in UK Care Homes 

In the UK, over 700,000 people are affected by pressure ulcers each year, and over 60% of ulcers occur in people aged over 70 years of age. Statistics reveal a concerning trend in the prevalence of pressure sores among care home residents in the UK. These figures not only highlight the magnitude of the issue but also underscore the need for improved care standards and accountability in care homes. 

Recognising the Signs of Neglect in Care Homes 

Pressure sores are often a telltale sign of neglect. They can occur due to: 

Inadequate turning and repositioning of immobile residents. 

Poor nutrition and hydration management. 

Insufficient skin care and hygiene practices. 

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If you are looking to instruct our solicitors, we have offices in Garstang, Longridge, Lancaster, and Lytham for your convenience. 

The Impact of Pressure Sores on Health 

Apart from being painful, pressure sores can lead to serious complications like infections, sepsis, and even life-threatening conditions, particularly in the elderly with compromised health. 

How MG Legal Can Help 

If your parent has suffered from pressure sores due to care home negligence, MG Legal, with offices throughout Lancashire, is here to assist. As experienced no win no fee solicitors, we specialise in handling cases of care home neglect and can help you: 

Understand your legal rights and options. 

Investigate and gather evidence of negligence. 

Pursue compensation for harm and suffering caused. 

Taking Legal Action with MG Legal 

At MG Legal, we understand the emotional and physical toll of such situations. Our team, spread across Preston, Lancaster, Longridge, and Lytham, accept care home negligence claims for anyone in England and Wales, and is committed to providing compassionate and effective legal support to ensure that justice is served. We accept all cases of care home neglect and care home negligence, on a no win no fee basis, and have a success rate of over 99% for the care home negligence cases we accept. 
Pressure sores are not just medical conditions; they are often indicators of deeper issues in care home management. If you're facing this situation, know that you're not alone. MG Legal is here to guide you through the legal process, ensuring that your loved one's rights and well-being are protected. 

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