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  • Overview

    When can you make a compensation claim for poor care of the elderly?

    Finding that the care given to a parent or loved one is unacceptable or that they have been injured while living in a care home or in hospital is extremely distressing.

    Clinical negligence claims regarding care of the elderly arise for many reasons:

    • Neglect by staff - the complex care needs of elderly patients together with increasing cuts to front line nursing staff mean that the management and treatment of elderly patients is not always of a high enough standard
    • Injuries sustained from falls are common in elderly patients. There are many reasons for this and special care needs to be taken by nursing staff where people are at risk
    • Pressure sores can develop quickly and a patient should receive an assessment within six hours of admission to hospital and regular ongoing risk assessments. Even where pressure sores are unavoidable, they should be appropriately treated and dressed to avoid infection
    • Elderly patients often have complex prescription needs and it is crucial that medicines are managed safely. This requires staff to be fully trained and have the time needed to administer medicines properly. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has highlighted this problem in some care homes, resulting in them being shut down.
       

    How our clinical negligence solicitors can help with a compensation claim

    • The size of our clinical negligence team and the breadth of our knowledge in care of the elderly compensation claims means it is likely that we have already succeeded in recovering compensation in similar circumstances to yours
    • Our overriding aim is to protect the interests of you and the elderly person concerned and to achieve the most advantageous financial outcome
    • We make sure your case is fully investigated and guide you carefully through each step of the claim process
    • Giving personal service and acting with sensitivity are important to us
    • We can help you find out why the system has failed you and what went wrong. Or prevent the same thing happening to somebody else
    • Our lawyers are specialists in medical negligence cases and our clinical negligence team is one of the most established, teams in the country
    • We are high ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession 'Chambers and Partners' and 'The Legal 500'.
       

    Free initial consultation

    Contact one of our team of specialist lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment, and give you clear advice on the chances of your receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee arrangement.

    Call us on 01892 510000 or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your care of the elderly clinical negligence compensation claim.

            

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    Our client, Mr H, suffered a stroke after the Stroke Prevention Unit at Darent Valley Hospital failed to refer him for carotid ultrasound scan.

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    Our client, Mrs K, required multiple surgeries after suffering post-operative anastomotic leaks and a ureteric injury during surgery for bowel obstruction.  Unfortunately, Mrs K then suffered a head injury and stroke when she tripped over a raised area in the hospital corridor.  At that time it was also found that a JJ stent had been left in place for 9 months after her previous surgery, causing urosepsis and other urological problems.    

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    Our client, Mrs F, suffered a peri-prosthetic fracture to her hip after falling in hospital when nursing staff left her alone in the bathroom for 40 minutes.

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    Our client, Mrs P, suffered a heart attack and cardiac arrest after her GP failed to refer her to A&E when she attended with chest pains.

    Fall in hospital causes femur fracture, hernia & surgeries

    Our client, Mr A, sustained a fracture to his femur requiring surgery and a post-operative hernia which also required surgery following a fall from his hospital bed.  He had a history of falling and worsening cognitive impairment, but despite this nursing staff failed to ensure his safety and a faulty bedrail was used.

    Damages recovered for consequences of delay in diagnosis of treatment for post-operative bowel cancer anastomotic leak

    The clinical negligence team demonstrated their expertise when they recently recovered damages for a gentleman who became critically ill following a failure to diagnose a post-operative anastomotic leak. The case settled for an undisclosed award plus legal costs.

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    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently secured compensation of £18,000 for a patient who underwent breast reconstruction surgery (TRAM flap) following a mastectomy for breast cancer.

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  • Latest Updates

    Claims against care homes and nursing homes

    Clinical negligence claims in relation to services provided by care homes and nursing homes are sadly becoming increasingly common. Our team of solicitors is experienced in dealing with cases against care homes where poor treatment has led to the injury or death of vulnerable residents.

    Should I settle my medical negligence compensation claim directly with NHS Resolution?

    Often when patients are unhappy with the treatment they have received from an NHS hospital they will make a formal complaint to the Trust. Formal complaints are a useful way of getting essential information about the treatment a patient has received and may sometimes result in that Trust apologising to the aggrieved patient.

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James Cahan's approach was exemplary, he was both approachable and understanding at all times.  

Client

As mentioned, I was very impressed at the start! As the case grew and went on, I felt completely safe, and trusted Jonathan to act in my best interests, though everything was always run by me before going ahead with anything, without the experience and knowledge.

Client

They worked as hard as possible to get me a result that I did not think I would end up with. The communication with my lawyer and his staff was excellent, and I felt at ease discussing such private matters with my lawyer, which is a rarity for me as I am a very private person.

Client

Oliver was very helpful and friendly, and settled the case within a short space of time.

Client

Kept me up to date with all stages of the claim. Fees were good, and Oliver was very helpful and friendly.

Client

I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.

Client

I am so grateful to TS&P for all their work and help with my mother's case; it was a very complicated and time-consuming case.

Client

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Fiona Follis
Josie Hill
Gavin Allard
James Cahan
Jonathan Herbert
Graham Bell
Rebecca Morgan
Katrina Davies
Carley Ross
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Jenny Waight
George Liley
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