CARE HOME NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS
Our medical negligence solicitors offer a free consultation about claiming compensation for abuse or neglect in the care home setting on a no win no fee basis. Please call us on 0161 207 2020 or start your claim online using our dedicated form and we will call you.
We know what a difficult decision it is when you have to place your loved one/s in a care home or nursing home. You should feel confident and reassured that your loved one will be treated with kindness and given the best possible care. However, at times the care given to the elderly and vulnerable can fall below reasonable standards, and residents may be injured as a result of care home negligence.
If you or a loved one have been hurt or injured whilst under the protection of a care or nursing home, with our team’s help, you could be able to make a compensation claim, in order to make things right and improve your quality of life.
What Is Care Home Negligence?
Elderly care or nursing homes have a duty of care to residents to make sure they are safe, looked after properly and not mistreated. Unfortunately, in some cases care or nursing homes can lack the required standards of care, and as a result this may lead to neglect. Neglect of vulnerable older people may lead to injury, or even death. If this happens to you or your relative, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Whilst money may not be a prime concern where a loved one has been injured the fact of the legal investigation may cause care home managers and staff to think carefully and reflect on poor practice.
How We Can Help You With Your Care Home Abuse Claim
Our specialist Medical Negligence Team are proud to have successfully fought for many clients and their relatives over the years, so we have the expertise needed to get a positive outcome.
If you have a loved one living in a care home, it’s important to be able to spot any early signs of care home or nursing home negligence, some of the most common being:
- Pressure ulcers: 95% of pressure ulcers are avoidable. If your loved one is suffering from a pressure ulcer, it is very likely to be the result of negligent care by the care home.
- Malnourishment and dehydration: This happens if carers do not help their patients to eat and drink, or if food and drink is placed out of their reach.
- Failure to give medication: It is the responsibility of the care home to ensure prescriptions and medication are taken at prescribed times. If you are concerned, it is important to ask questions.
- Bruises, cuts, burns or abrasions to the skin: Although bruising, cuts, burns or abrasions can occur accidentally, it could be the result of poor moving and handling techniques or falls.
- Signs of fearfulness: When visiting loved ones, it’s important to ask questions and assess their sense of wellbeing. Sometimes care home negligence can be emotional rather than physical and may involve carers shouting and threatening patients. This may result in changes in your loved one’s behaviour which can be a sign.
Right from the start Ralli Solicitors have been available and willing to answer any questions. Very grateful for your support and presence. Thank you.
Mr Wood, Colchester – January 2015
Hearing that your loved one has been mistreated in a place where they should be safe and well looked after is never easy to handle, although our team of medical negligence solicitors are trained to handle your case with the skill and sensitivity it deserves.
If you spot any nursing home abuse injuries or indicators of poor care, please call our medical negligence solicitors as quickly as possible. A successful medical negligence claim can help fund ongoing care for your relative, so that they can return to a better quality of life as quickly as possible.
Our aim is to ensure that the older generation and their loved ones receive the full compensation they are entitled to, providing them with the answers, comfort and security they need at what can be an emotional and distressing time.
How To Make A Care Home Negligence Claim
Our team of expert medical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you on whether or not you may be able to bring a claim via our free consultation.
There are strict time limits for starting a care home negligence compensation claim, which in most cases will be within three years of the negligent treatment, or within three years of you knowing of the potential
negligent treatment. This can, in exceptional circumstances, be extended, but it is always best to speak to our team of medical negligence solicitors to get the best advice possible from the outset.
We recommend that you call our experts on 0161 207 2020, request a callback or start your claim online using our dedicated form as soon as you can, so our team of solicitors have as much time as possible to make sure you get the positive outcome you and your family deserve.