Nursing Home Negligence Claims
Unfortunately, sometimes the standard of care provided by nursing homes or aged care homes is unacceptable, and can even cause injury. If you or a loved one has been injured, either physically or mentally, by easily avoided negligence, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.
What Can I Claim For?
There are many ways a nursing home can be derelict in their duty of care to inpatients and the elderly. Here is a non-exhaustive list; if your injury isn’t listed, don’t worry. Call us on 1800 106 107 for a confidential talk to see if you are eligible to claim.
Falls or Inadequate Care in Moving or Handling Inpatients
Patients in nursing homes are higher risks of falling and breaking bones. Elderly people are more prone to sustaining serious injuries after a fall. Nursing homes must provide adequate mobility aids and careful supervision. If they do not, falls can occur. This may be a result of negligence.
Medication Errors or Failure to Provide Adequate Medication
Prescriptions and medication in aged care homes are often organised and administered by staff. Inpatients rely on staff to get their dosages and frequency correct. If the staff do not provide the right medication, your loved ones may suffer harm as a result.
Pressure Sores, Ulcers, or Other Avoidable Ailments
Pressure sores occur when nursing homes leave patients in bed for extended periods without being moved. Some patients in nursing homes are unable to move themselves. Many elderly people may have illnesses, which increase the risk of developing sores. These sores are painful and may develop life- threatening infection.
How to Start a Nursing home Claim
If you believe a nursing home has been negligent and caused injury to you or a loved one, you can call us today free of charge on 1800 106 107 and talk with one of our helpful advisors. You may also be eligible to make a ‘no win, no fee’ claim.
You can also claim on behalf of a loved one. Talk to one of our specialists to find out how to lodge as a proxy.