Care Home Neglect Compensation Claim

 

Making the decision for a family member to go into a care home is incredibly difficult and can be a harrowing time for all involved. You will have likely looked at a number of care homes in the area, visited them, chatted to staff and managers, or perhaps you have gone on a recommendation from a friend whose relative has used the home in question. 

You, your family member and your wider family are naturally expecting a reasonable level of care from the care home, its management and its staff. If you discover that your trust in the home has been misplaced and that your family member has come to harm, you will no doubt be feeling upset, angry and let-down. 

You may have discovered that your family member has been physically or verbally abused by a carer. They may have been injured or sadly died due to failures within the home. The care home may have failed to adhere to medication administration. Their rooms or wards may be unclean, or they themselves may not have been washed properly leading to infection. They may have developed bed sores due to not being moved at appropriate times or given the correct pressure relieving mattress. 

Any of these issues will be hard to deal with in any situation. But knowing that the issues were caused by a systematic or human failure on behalf of the care home will be incredibly distressing. You will also likely have to explain the situation to your family member, and probably start the process of moving them to another home if appropriate.

The effects of the issues mentioned above on your family member may be short-term or long-term. Here at T G Baynes we understand the importance of protecting those who are vulnerable or who may not be aware that something that has occurred isn’t right, perhaps due to their medical or social needs. You may be able to claim for compensation to try to account for the hurt, upset and injury they may have experienced as a result of neglect within the care home. 

Our solicitors will meet with you and your family member if appropriate and gather information about the neglect that they have experienced. We will always be sensitive to the needs and any concerns of you all at this difficult time. We are experienced in helping people who have suffered neglect whilst in a care home and will strive to ensure that your family member gets the compensation that they deserve.  

Our dedicated solicitors will guide you and your family member through the legal process from start to finish, providing you with the full facts of the case at all times and being on hand to provide the legal support you and your family member may need at this time. 

 T G Baynes can offer No Win No Fee Agreements (CFAs) on qualifying cases.  Contact us on 020 8301 7777 or email us on info@tgbaynes.com to have a no obligation discussion regarding your claim.