Putting a parent or a loved one into a care / nursing home is never an easy decision to make and it is often one that fills people with guilt. With more people working full time it can be difficult to take care of an elderly family member who requires round the clock care.
It can come as an awful shock and painful realisation that an elderly loved one may be receiving care that is sub-standard or even life-threatening.
Claims for negligence can be made by family members on behalf of their loved one should they not have mental capacity or their health prevents them claiming themselves. Whether they are in a Private or an NHS nursing home, a resident must receive a reasonable standard of care.
Examples of negligence could include;
- Failure to provide suitable or sufficient food, water, warmth or security
- Hygiene issues leading to infection
- Injury sustained from a slip or fall
- Failure to provide a primary care need
- Development of bed sores or pressure sores
- Medication errors
- Physical or emotional abuse
We can also represent families who have sadly lost a loved one as a result of negligence in a care home.
Our compassionate and understanding team at Patient Claims have experience of dealing with elderly clients and their families in resolving complaints and negligence claims against nursing homes or care homes. To speak to someone today who will understand your position, please call our Patient Claims Team on 0333 987 4011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to one of our experts today.