Nursing Home Medical Negligence
Those who live in care homes or nursing homes are among the most vulnerable in society, often elderly or disabled with ongoing health problems and complex care needs. While the standard of care in many residential homes is good, there are occasions where it falls below acceptable standards and residents can become ill, suffer an injury or even die.
If your loved one has been injured while living in a care home, or you have seen a worsening of their condition or the development of unexpected health problems, they could be a victim of medical, or other negligence. If so, you may be able to claim compensation for any physical suffering, mental distress and for any financial costs that have been incurred as a result. The solicitors at BRR Law in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire are experts in the law of medical negligence, particularly in care/nursing homes, and can advise you on whether you have a valid claim as well as seeking compensation on your behalf.
Are You Eligible For Compensation?
If your relative has died or been injured while in a care home call us today on 01724 854000 for a free confidential chat about how our solicitors may be able to help you find out what has happened and claim the compensation you deserve. As member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. Most medical negligence claims must be brought within three years from the point when a person ought reasonably to have known that he or she was a victim of medical negligence. Therefore it is imperative that you seek expert legal advice as soon as you have concerns.
Funding A Medical Negligence Claim
Depending on the circumstances of your particular case, there may be a number of ways to cover your legal costs, such as via an insurance policy or via a no win, no fee arrangement. We will be able to explain the options available to you when we have the details of your claim.
Our team of specialist medical negligence and personal injury lawyers, led by Partner Ian Horner, has in-depth expertise in complex care home medical negligence and abuse claims and has successfully obtained compensation in numerous cases, from failure to treat a pressure sore to failing to prevent a fall. We ensure that our clients are compensated for their physical suffering, mental distress and for any money they have lost or had to spend as a result of the way they have been treated.
We have experience in dealing with claims against different types of residential care providers throughout the UK arising out of a range of circumstances, including failing to prevent, manage and treat:
- Ulcers and pressure sores
- Injuries caused by trips, slips and falls
- Injuries caused by staff not handling residents properly
- Injuries caused by not giving the correct medication
- Injuries caused by general neglect
A care or nursing home may be guilty of negligence if a resident has been injured or died and the cause stems from negligent treatment or negligent care, such as a failure to:
- Provide basic equipment needed by a resident, such as a specialist mattress or bed or a particular type of mobility aid
- Provide basic equipment needed by staff, such as a hoist or respiratory management device
- Provide adequate training to staff, such as how to move residents safely or how to treat open wounds
- Give the correct medication or the correct dose
- Spot an injury or infection and to treat it appropriately
- Care for a person’s day-to-day physical and emotional needs