Nursing Home Negligence is an umbrella term to cover the many “lack of care” issues that can lead to an injury or death whilst a person is in the care of a nursing home.
Negligence should not be confused with abuse. Nursing home negligence has more to do with a discharge of duties rather than a deliberate act of unkindness, but with an aging population, it is something that children of nursing home residents need to be aware happens. We are making more and more use of nursing homes around the country, and this is an area of health care which will grow rapidly in the near future as many of the “Baby Boomer” generation make the transition from middle age to old age.
The elderly people that populate nursing homes need not only to receive the health care that they are entitled to, but to be safe in their environment and protected from fire, theft and accidents. Nursing home negligence may not solely cover the incorrect administration of drugs, but also the lack of access to fire escapes, allowing the opportunity for theft of personal belongings and failure to maintain the nursing home to an adequate standard.
If any of these areas of care are breached, there is good reason to sue for nursing home negligence.
Compensation for Nursing Home Negligence
Compensation for nursing home negligence can claimed when any of the “lack of care” issues mentioned above take place. The onus is mostly on the resident to show that there has been nursing home negligence in one form or another and, as some elderly people are easily confused, this may not be as straightforward as it may seem.
If you are the concerned child of a nursing home resident, who has reason to believe that nursing home negligence has contributed to an injury or personal incident, you should speak with a specialist personal injury claims solicitor. Frequently, proving the extent of nursing home negligence may be difficult, and with the already high level of nursing home liability insurance premiums, nursing home negligence is not something that the nursing home is going to freely admit to.
To help with these issues, we have set up a legal claims advice helpline which you are welcome to call if you believe your parent has been the victim of nursing home negligence. The call is dealt with directly by a personal injury claims solicitor familiar with claims for negligence in the care of the elderly and with nursing home negligence in particular.
We will be able to offer help and advice in respect of what you should do to first protect your parent from further nursing home negligence, and then how to claim for compensation. The advice is free, and there is no obligation for you to act on any of our recommendations, so if you are concerned about the wellbeing of a parent who is the resident of a nursing home, you should call us today.
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What You Can Expect?
We all have parents too, so if you are worried about the wellbeing of a parent in a nursing home, you can expect a generous slice of sympathy regarding your concerns. We will ask you to explain about why you believe you parent is, or has been, the victim of nursing home negligence and listen to any details of accidents that have happened or injuries that have been sustained.
You are more than welcome to include any questions that you feel are relevant to the conversation, and these will enable us to compile a clearer image of how the circumstances arose. If you have any hard evidence to support your concerns or correspondence with the nursing home, it would be useful of you would let us know about that also.
Our solicitor will attempt to assess how strong your case is and what the chances are of a successful claim for nursing home negligence. It may be the case that further investigation is required however our solicitor will advise you of all the options available to you at the end of the conversation.
If you are concerned, or have strong evidence to suggest that a parent has suffered from nursing home negligence, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Our legal claims advice helpline is available twenty-four hours a day and, if you are unable to call us right away, please leave your contact details in the call-back box below and one of our professional and dedicated team will get back to you at a more convenient time.