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Compensation awarded for care home neglect

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A 101-year-old woman who lived independently died only weeks after being admitted to a care home and fracturing her hip after a fall from her bed.

The elderly woman’s granddaughter was so upset she decided to approach Pearson Solicitor's medical negligence team to help sue the care home.  It was alleged that the home breached their duty of care towards Mrs P and an out of court settlement was achieved.

Mrs P had no rails or guards on her bed and no appropriate assessment had been made.  When going in her bedroom to check on her care workers found her on the floor, she was taken to hospital but sadly died three days later.

“I was appalled by the care my Nan received.  Here was a woman who had managed on her own for years, yet within weeks of entering a home she was neglected and suffered a traumatic end to her life. 

“My solicitor was tenacious and fought hard for my Nan.  Hopefully lessons have been learned and it will help prevent other elderly people suffering the same way,” said grand-daughter Rebecca Stott.

Pearson Solicitors Medical Negligence team provided expertise on the matter and helped the family negotiate a settlement against the Butler Green Care Home, in Wallis Street, Chadderton, Oldham.

Pearson Solicitors can investigate cases of negligence in care homes and nursing homes, whether medical negligence or mistreatment. 

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