Nursing and Care Homes Abuse
Nursing Homes Abuse is worryingly common. When staff at a nursing home fail to perform their expected duties properly, or if those they are looking after are injured or abused in their care it must be right that the person responsible, normally the owner, is held to account.
Firstly because it is important to stop the same thing happening again of course, and the threat of exposure and possibly punitive compensation can be a great motivator. Secondly it’s entirely human to want some form of justice for those who have been neglected or abused when they are vulnerable and often have so little control over their own lives. When we place our loved ones in a care home we also place our trust in the staff that they will be cared for, betrayal of that trust is a terrible thing.
If you suspect that abuse or neglect is taking place we urge you not to worry in silence. There is help available.
Firstly you are very welcome to contact us, we offer a free initial consultation and we would much prefer to have false alarms raised with us than abuse to continue unchecked. There’s no expectation whatsoever on our part for you to go on to take legal action and appoint us as your legal representative.
We offer a lot of information in these pages that we hope will help you;
- We explain why you should seek legal advice
- We have a guide to signs of abuse and negligence in a nursing home
- We have a guide to what to do next if you suspect something is amiss
- We list other agencies you can turn to for help