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Our Medical Negligence Solicitors offer a free consultation about claiming compensation for abuse or neglect on a No Win, No Fee basis. Call freephone 0800 916 9049 or contact us online and we will call you.
98% of our Clinical & Medical Negligence Claims are funded by a No Win, No Fee agreement, which is formally called a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
There are times when the care given to elderly and vulnerable people is unacceptably poor, and sadly care home residents may be injured as a result of negligence.
When you contact Slater and Gordon and provide us with the details of what happened, we can assess your case based on the information that you provide; and help you understand whether or not you have a claim for compensation.
We can provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK from our offices in Newcastle, London, Manchester, Ashton-Under Lyne, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
Call Slater and Gordon Lawyers for a free consultation on freephone 0800 916 9049 or contact us online.
• Pressure ulcers and pressure sores
• Medication errors
• Injuries and fractures from falls or handling errors
Pressure sores or ulcers can develop where a patient’s skin is in contact with the bed for a long period of time. Plaster sores can also form where a plaster is put on incorrectly after a fracture. The risk is higher where a patient is elderly, ill, immobile or diabetic, and if their skin is in poor condition. Pressure sores can be very serious. They can be painful and take a long time to heal, and some do not heal at all. They can lead to infection, and they can restrict the patient’s ability to walk or move.
Elderly people are particularly vulnerable to prescription or medical errors. Some people may not be aware of what the correct prescription should be, and people who are frail may be more vulnerable to the effects of the wrong medication.
Elderly people may be vulnerable to injuries from falls in care homes, particularly if they are not provided with appropriate mobility aids or adequately supervised. Sometimes careless handling can cause injuries. Not every injury in a care home is caused by negligence, but some accidents are avoidable with proper care.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers’ expert medical negligence team has recovered large awards of compensation from accidents in care homes. These have included:
Compensation may be very important for the quality of life of people who develop disability because of pressure sores or plaster sores. Compensation can enable them to have:
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Slater and Gordon Lawyers support the work done by Eileen Chubb and the charity Compassion in Care.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).