Care Home Negligence
Our care home negligence Solicitors offer a free consultation about claiming compensation for abuse or neglect in a care home on a No Win No Fee basis. Call us on 0203 909 8399 or start an online claim.
By law, elderly care homes and nursing homes have a duty of care for all residents to make sure they are always safe, comfortable and unharmed. Unfortunately, in some cases, care homes can lack the required amount of care, and as a result, may lead to neglect of one or more of their residents. Neglect of vulnerable older people may lead to injury, in which case the resident or members of their family may be entitled to compensation.
Care Home Negligence Claims Examples
Some of the more common issues Connuaghts help victims claim compensation for, regarding the following:
- Medication errors
- Injuries from handling errors or falls such as fractures or broken bones
- Pressure sores and pressure ulcers
- Malnourishment & Dehydration
- Inadequate supervision
Elderly people are particularly vulnerable to prescription or medical errors. Some people may not be aware of what the correct prescription should be, and people who are frail may be more vulnerable to the effects of the wrong medication.
Elderly people may be vulnerable to injuries from falls in care homes, particularly if they are not provided with appropriate mobility aids or adequately supervised. Sometimes careless handling can cause injuries. Not every injury in a care home is caused by negligence, but some accidents are avoidable with proper care.
Our medical negligence solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, meaning there is no financial risk of making a claim.
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