Nursing Home Negligence Claims
Residents of a care home are as deserving of an adequate standard of care as any other patient in the healthcare system. Their physical vulnerability can make the results of nursing home negligence traumatic not only for the victim but for their family and loved ones who may have supported their move into the nursing home expecting it to be a safe and caring environment. If you or your loved one has suffered an injury in a nursing home due to negligence, speak with one of the solicitors at The Medical Negligence Experts.
What is Nursing Home Negligence?
The most simple explanation is that nursing home negligence occurs when care providers fail in their duty to their patients. The legal definition, however, is more complicated. To make a successful compensation claim for care home negligence you need to prove that you have not only been subject to an unacceptable standard of care but that you have suffered physical or psychological damage as the result of it.
A medical negligence case study that demonstrates this involved an elderly woman in a care home who suffered brain damage, and subsequently died, after falling. The care home argued her age and frailty meant she would have fallen regardless. However, lawyers successfully claimed that the care home had been negligent in adequately assessing her risk of falling given her previous medical history, and that they did not provide reasonable assistance, mobility aids, and monitoring to prevent this. Lawyers were also able to demonstrate that standard practice in other nursing homes would have taken these precautions and that the nursing home in question was, therefore, negligent for not doing so.
Other examples of nursing home negligence include:
- Pressure sores caused by the inadequate care of immobile patients.
- Inadequate care of pressure sore infection, causing sepsis.
- Poor handling when moving a patient, causing fractures.
- Dispensing incorrect medication.
- Inadequate equipment such as walking frames and wheelchairs, leading to falls and fractures.
- Insufficient assessment of patient’s risk of falling.
Care home negligence can occur in privately funded facilities as well as those run by the NHS, and The Medical Negligence Experts handle compensation claims against both.
How Can We Help?
The team at The Medical Negligence Experts have experience in dealing with all types of medical negligence claims, including nursing home claims. If you are unsure whether your claim is valid we are happy to investigate the circumstances surrounding yours, or your loved one’s, injury to see whether there are grounds for compensation.
We never lose sight of the person at the centre of every claim. No one deserves to be treated poorly, especially not when they are ill or infirm and unable to care for themselves. Proving negligence requires us to show that your care provider made avoidable errors due to oversight, and that your injury resulted directly from their mistake. Gathering the necessary evidence can take several months so we always recommend clients contact us as early as possible for us to achieve the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and ask how we can help you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: the level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Expert, Friendly Solicitors
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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