Geriatric and elderly care compensation claims
Sadly, negligent and substandard levels of care to elderly patients in hospitals and care homes is becoming an increasingly common occurrence. Our lawyers and solicitors specialise in helping elderly individuals and their families to get answers to their questions and to obtain compensation where appropriate. As a result of bringing an elderly care compensation claim the victims and their families can help raise awareness in organisations where they have been let down. Hopefully, helping to prevent the problems occurring to another resident in the future.
Clinical and Medical Negligence claims arising from poor care to the elderly occur in a number of situations, some of the most common complaints include:
- Bed sores and pressure sores. Both bed sores and pressure sores are avoidable in the majority of cases with proper care.
- Avoidable dehydration can result in unnecessary hospital admissions and in some cases more serious problems such as renal failure and even death.
- It is important that elderly patients are risk assessed properly and regularly to prevent falls and the injuries that result.
- Mismanagement of medication. Elderly patients often have large amounts of medication, it is essential that care homes properly administer this medication as prescribed.
If an Inquest is to be held and there is a suspicion that a loved one died as a result of poor care or treatment we may be able to provide free representation at the Inquest.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse please review our abuse against the elderly page for further information.
The above are just a few examples of cases where we can assist. If you would like to discuss making a claim for compensation as a result of negligent care received by you or a loved one please call our Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.