Margaret suffered injuries as a result of negligent treatment whilst a resident at a care home. She sadly passed away and her daughter pursued a claim on her behalf.Barratts Solicitors were instructed by the daughter of Margaret who had passed away at the age of 97, while she was a resident at a care home. Margaret suffered from dementia, Type II diabetes and ischaemic heart disease.
Margaret’s daughter was concerned that her mother had not received the appropriate treatment at the care home. She felt that this had led to Margaret suffering from a fracture to the right humerus. She also developed pressure sores on her heels, shin and sacrum. Sadly, Margaret then developed septicaemia as a result of the pressure sores.
Margaret’s daughter had made a formal complaint against the home. They acknowledged that they had provided an unacceptable standard of care and there were problems with the attitude and understanding of staff. Emma Zukowska, acted for Margaret’s daughter and she secured an admission of liability from the care home. They agreed that Margaret would not have had a fracture if she had received better care. They also accepted that staff might have been able to prevent Margaret’s pressure sores. The home did not accept that Margaret’s death was caused by their negligence.
The care home agreed to pay compensation for Margaret’s pain and suffering.
We represented Martin at the Inquest of his deceased Mother. As a result of the Inquest there have been significant changes to NHS procedures.
Rosie suffered from brain damage at birth. We proved that the medical team was negligent and we obtained a substantial settlement for Rosie. This has allowed her to live in an adapted property that is specific to her needs. It also funded additional private medical treatment.
When Harry’s father died he felt the GP had been negligent. We gathered the medical evidence we needed to show this was the case. We succeeded in pursuing a claim for compensation for Harry because he was classed as a ‘dependent’ of the deceased.
Theresa had spent many years trying to get compensation for poor medical treatment. The hospital denied any wrongdoing. When Theresa came to us we listened and took time to understand. We followed up her case and we recovered compensation for her.
When Elizabeth’s daughter was stillborn, she instructed another firm of solicitors. She felt they lacked empathy so she came to us. We promptly arranged much needed bereavement counselling to help her cope with the loss of her daughter.
Doctors were slow to diagnose a problem with Ian’s circulation. As a result he had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Ian was aged 77 and this had a significant impact on his life. We were able to secure compensation for him.
Kevin was detained in a Mental Health Unit when he was 17. His family was already worried about his behaviour when he absconded from the Unit. He was attacked and seriously injured while he was out. We successfully pursued a complex case for compensation and now Kevin can get the care he needs.
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