A partner in our Clinical Negligence Department, successfully pursued a case on behalf of a claimant who developed pressure sores to her sacral (lower back) and groin areas while in hospital following a through knee amputation.

Mrs D suffered from progressive MS and was already confined to a wheelchair, with no sensation below waist level.

It was not until she was discharged home that she and her family became aware of the pressure ulcers, which took several years to heal.

Mrs D remained at increased risk of tissue breakdown and the settlement of £45,000.00 included the cost of a powered wheelchair to assist in preventing further pressure sores.