Carehome

Care Home Negligence

Care Home Negligence at a Glance

Living in a care home should mean the resident is well cared for, the right medication is given according to the medical advice, and the individual is treated with the utmost respect.

If you feel yourself or a loved one has suffered neglect from a care home, contact Pryers Solicitors today.

Helping Elderly

Negligence in a Care Home

In certain circumstances, the legal duty of care that the care home has towards their residents is breached, resulting in poor health and negative psychological outcomes for the resident.

As we all get older, and our care needs change and increase, we expect to be treated well. In certain circumstances the level of care falls below the expected standards, and the Pryers team of experienced solicitors can help the individual or their families navigate the claims process in order to ensure compensation is achieved for the claimant wherever possible.

Elderly people often need help in all aspects of their personal care, and a lack of care in a care or nursing home can result in serious skin conditions including pressure sores (or bed sores). These are quick to develop and can take many months to heal, and for people with limited movement and mobility they are a real risk to long-term health and happiness. However the fact is that with correct nursing care they are preventable and so if they occur the individual may be eligible to make a compensation claim due to negligence.

When a mistake with the prescription and administration of medication in care homes occurs, the impact on the individual affected can be serious and long-term. Care homes should have a robust plan and careful checks in place around administering medication, and keep careful and accurate records, and when there is a failure which causes harm or injury to an individual a case for compensation can be brought against the care home.

medication errors

Care home negligence or a handling error that results in a fall can cause serious and life changing injuries. A broken bone for an elderly person can have long-term implications, and if people in care homes are not moved correctly or provided with appropriate mobility aids, then a fall can occur that may be as a result of negligence. There may be a case for compensation for the individual against the care home where the error occurred.

For further information on care home and nursing home negligence, call us on 01904 556600 or alternatively, contact us to speak with one of our specialist solicitors.

Care Home Negligence Success Stories

Wrong Medication Given at Care Home

Pryers was able to help our client seek justice after the death of her husband, Frank, when the wrong medication was given to him whilst in a care home. About Frank Frank was a resident at a care home in his local community. He suffered from dementia and was taking various types of medication, including […]

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£25,000 Settlement

Failures In Respect Of Ulcer Risk Assessments Leads To Care Home Negligence Claim

Pryers Solicitors represented Joyce in a claim on behalf of her mother, who had sadly passed away in 2016. Joyce’s mother was in a care home and unfortunately developed a grade four pressure sore to her sacrum, and a grade two pressure sore to her hip between April 2015 and January 2016. Pressure sores can […]

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£16,000 Settlement

Scheduled 5am Fire Alarm Causes Fall And Hip Fracture

Amy pursued a case with Pryers Solicitors on behalf of her mother, deceased, regarding a fall she had suffered whilst in care. Amy’s mother moved to a nursing home in April 2015 following the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. A few days later, the nursing home set off a scheduled fire alarm at 5am. Amy’s mother […]

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£13,000 Settlement