Nursing and Care Home Claims
As the population of the UK gets older, the need for nursing homes and care homes grows. It is predicted that by 2027 nearly 21% of the population will be over the age of 65.
Although improved standards of living and medical advancements mean that people are living longer, physical and mental infirmity mean it is often not possible for people to live independently in their own homes. Instead, they need the help of professionals, turning to nursing or care homes to be looked after.
Despite being a highly regulated industry, the standard of care given in nursing and care homes can vary wildly. It is not uncommon for standards to fall below what is expected, which can give rise to care home compensation claims.
Proving care home negligence
These types of claims are not straightforward. Clients invariably have existing health problems, and there may be a question mark over a person’s capacity to handle their own affairs. As a result, it is also important to ensure that the correct legal processes are followed, so a family member or an appropriate professional can represent their best interests.
Our expert and professional lawyers have experience handling nursing home claims. They provide a warm and friendly service to clients seeking compensation for injuries and other losses arising out of care home negligence.
Our experienced team was strengthened in 2020 when Sara Westwood and Simon Bransby joined us from Morgan Jones Pett.
Examples of nursing and care home claims:
- Pressure ulcers (pressure sores) claims
- Injuries and fractures arising from trips or falls
- Injuries from improper handling of a patient
- Errors in administering medication
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