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Care Home Shamed After Elderly Woman Left Unable to Walk

19 October 2010

Constance Hunt of Essex, lived with her son (Bob), daughter in law, and two grandchildren.

Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Constance was able to live in comfort.

When Constance’s son and his family went on holiday, temporary accommodation was arranged at the local care home. 

Her son arranged with staff for bed rails to be in place to minimise the chance of an accident occurring whilst Constance was sleeping.

The care home however did not pay attention to Bob’s wishes. Constance fell out of bed, fracturing her hip.

As a result of the injuries which Ms Hunt suffered she was unable to live with the family any more. 

She spent the last two years of her life in a residential care home, away from Bob and the rest of her family.

Bob pressed charges against the care home for clinical negligence after the diagnosis of his mother’s fractured hip.

With help from Russell Jones & Walker’s expert clinical negligence solicitors, Bob and his family recovered compensation for the negligent way in which Constance had been treated.