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Care Home Neglect

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:

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 your loved one has suffered from care home neglect and you would some legal advice then please don’t hesitate to call our expert solicitors on 0800 298 9690 or fill in the Claim Now form to the right of this screen.


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