Care Home Negligence FAQs

What are the signs of care home negligence?

  • Pressure ulcers
    With advances in technology and simple measures such as regular repositioning, 95% of pressure ulcers are avoidable. If your loved one is suffering from a pressure ulcer, it is very likely to be the result of negligent care.
  • Malnourishment and dehydration
    This can happen if carers do not help their patients to eat and drink, or if food and drink is placed out of their reach.
  • Failure to administer medication
    If patients are unable to administer their own medication, it is the responsibility of their carer to ensure prescriptions are taken. If you are concerned, it is important to ask questions.
  • Bruises
    Abrasions or bruises on your loved ones could occur accidentally, however it could be the result of poor moving and handling or falls.
  • Signs of fearfulness
    When visiting loved ones, it’s important to ask questions and assess their sense of wellbeing. Sometimes care home abuse can be emotional rather than physical and take the form of carers shouting and threatening patients. This may result in changes in your relative’s behaviour which is a sign to look out for.

How can you protect your loved ones?

If you spot any nursing home injuries or signs of poor care, it is important to report these immediately to the nursing home management before you seek the help of a negligence solicitor.

For more information, you can read our blog on abuse in nursing homes.

How much will it cost to claim?

  • personal insurance cover so there’s no financial risk to you in pursuing a claim
  • whatever the outcome of your case, you won’t have to pay a penny (provided that you fully assist us with your claim) other than an agreed percentage of your damages


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Our experts

Lauren Dale

Solicitor, Clinical Negligence

Hayley Collinson

Team Supervisor and Solicitor, Clinical Negligence