One type of medical professional you can bring a claim against is a care home. Care homes and nursing homes owe a duty of care to their residents to ensure they are safe.
There are situations where a care home can breach this duty of care and neglect their residents. The treatment/care given to vulnerable people, such as the elderly, must be unsatisfactorily poor and result in harm or injury. If this has occurred, then a claim may be brought and you could receive compensation.
Common types of care home claims include –
- Not providing enough food or water, which can lead to problems such as dehydration
- Injuries or fractures as a result of the way a professional has handled the resident or workers failing to supervise the resident
- Medication and prescription errors – for example, giving incorrect medication or a missed prescription
- Other neglect