Care Home Neglect Lawyers in St Helens
Many care homes do an invaluable job of looking after the elderly. However, there can be instances, for a variety of reasons, that the healthcare offered is poor and therefore results in elderly people being subject to care home neglect.
Care Home Neglect Can Have a Significant Effect Upon the Elderly Person’s Condition
Elderly people are vulnerable and care home neglect can have a significant effect upon their condition. We understand how it is often a difficult decision to place a loved one into a care home and know how devastating it can be to find out that they have suffered from care home neglect at the hands of staff that you trusted to look after them.
The most common cases of care home neglect include:
- Bed Sores
- Medical Errors
- Serious Injuries
Look Out For The Warning Signs of Care Home Neglect
There are a number of warning signs that may indicate that somebody is suffering from care home neglect. There may be a sudden appearance of bruising, cuts, grazes and signs of physical restraint on the individual’s body, or there may be a change of character that’s out of the ordinary.
Other signs include personal hygiene issues or health problems such as bed sores or loss of weight.
You Should Make a Complaint About Care Home Neglect
If your relative has suffered harm from care home neglect then you may be able to make a compensation claim on behalf of the individual. Before considering a claim, however, you may simply wish to make a formal complaint.
At Hattons we have an experienced team of solicitors who will prepare your care home neglect claim and provide assistance before and during the claim. We can also help with formal complaints regarding care home neglect and in the tragic event of an elderly person dying as a result of care home neglect, then we can assist with inquest legal support.
If you would like to find out more about Care Home Neglect call our expert legal team on 01744 744400, fill out our contact form below or contact our key person: