Care Home Claims

Nursing home care claims

Our medical negligence team are experienced in representing those who have suffered whilst in Care or in a Nursing Home.

When a family member is placed in care or a nursing home, it is expected that they will be well looked after and that the facility will have good standard of care practices.

Many residents have specialist requirements such as assistance with dementia or mobility.

Unfortunately, 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.

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.

Common Care Home Claims include:

  • Pressure ulcers and pressure sores
  • Medication errors
  • Injuries and fractures from falls or handling errors

Should the dignity of a resident be affected or injury be caused, to a resident, due to neglect in a care home it is important than advice is obtained from a specialist medical solicitor.

If you or your family member have experienced negligence whilst in Care or in a Nursing Home you may be entitled to claim compensation.

When you contact Lavelle Solicitors 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.

For more information or to arrange a meeting with one of our experienced Medical Negligence Solicitors to discuss care home errors, please contact ascally@lavellesolicitors.ie or freephone 1800 303 556.

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