Nursing Home Negligence
Putting a loved one into a nursing home or care home is often a tough decision to make, and when you do make this decision, you are placing your trust and money into the promise that they will treat your loved one with the highest level of care, respect and dignity. Unfortunately, in some cases, these homes lack the required amount of care, and as a result, may lead to neglect of one or more of their residents.
Claims Against Nursing Homes and Care Homes*, Donegal
At Boyce Kelly Solicitors, our team are experienced in working with and helping families make claims against nursing homes for negligence suffered by their loved ones.
What is nursing or care home negligence*?
There are many ways a care home can be negligent with instances, including:
- Pressure ulcers or bed sores – these occur when patients or residents are in the same position, in places such as their bed or a wheelchair for prolonged periods of time and not moved regularly
- Infection of bed sores – if bed sores are not treated correctly or quickly enough they can lead to infection
- Medical errors – administering an elderly person with the incorrect dose or incorrect medication can be harmful, as they are more vulnerable to the effects of this error
- Moving and handling of residents – leading to injuries such as bruising or fractures. For example, when moving a resident between their bed to a chair.
This list is not exhaustive, and if you believe you have a claim for nursing home negligence*, get in touch with the team today.
Contact our Nursing Home Negligence* Solicitors in Carrigart and Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Our specialist Medical Negligence* Solicitors can assist you in claiming against a care or nursing home for negligent medical treatment which has caused you or a relative harm. Based in Carrigart, we service clients across Donegal, including Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Buncrana, Donegal Town, Carndonagh, Dungloe, Gweedore and Killybegs. For initial advice, call our nursing home claims solicitors on 0749890190 or complete our online enquiry form.
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