FALL IN A CARE HOME – FOUR FIGURES

Claim following a fall in a care home successfully settled with damages award of four figures.

POOR CARE IN CARE HOME CAUSED PRESSURE SORES – £25,000.00

We settled a case for an elderly man who had entered a care home but in the months that followed received such poor care that he developed a number of serious pressure sores which eventually required hospital admission. Part of the claim was also against the visiting District Nurses who failed to identify and treat all of the sores.

WRONG DRUGS ADMINISTERED IN CARE HOME – £10,000.00

We successfully settled a case on behalf of a lady who was given medication that was meant for someone else. As a consequence she developed low blood pressure which caused her to fall and sustain an injury.

NEGLECT – £15,000

Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team secured £15,000 in compensation for the family of an elderly who patient suffered neglect in Hospital.

NEGLIGENT CARE CAUSING PRESSURE SORES – £23,500

Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled a claim on behalf of an Estate for £23,500 relating to pressure sores sustained by an elderly patient during a hospital admission prior to her death.

FATALITY – £13,500

We settled a fatal claim for £13,500 where there was a failure to provide one-to-one nursing supervision to an elderly lady who was assessed as being at a high risk of falls. As a consequence, she fell whilst unsupervised, suffered a subdural haematoma and died a week later.

NEGLIGENT CARE CAUSING PRESSURE SORES AND A FRACTURED HIP – £25,000

Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled a claim on behalf of an Estate for £25,000 relating to pressure sores sustained by an elderly patient during a Hospital admission prior to her death. She also fell whilst in Hospital due to a failure to risk assess her and sustained a fractured hip.

NEGLECT OF ELDERLY PATIENTS – £70,000

Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team settled two cases in which elderly clients suffered pressure sores, the settlements being damages in the region of £70,000 each, the settlements being at the very high end of such cases.

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