W was subjected to further mistreatment by the care home causing the development of Grade 4 and ungradable pressure sores on her heels, her immobility being an obvious sign that the risk of developing sores was significantly increased.
W was eventually removed from the care home as a result of the negligence and was admitted to a further care home. Unfortunately, her health deteriorated further and she was eventually moved to a nursing home where she required total care until the end of her life in July 2014.
It also came to light during the life of the case that W sustained a further two falls at the home (something which Mr A was never told about). One of the falls in particular led to a fracture of the pubic rami, a part of the pelvis. This inevitably caused W excruciating pain and unfortunately it was not identified for a further 4 weeks when W underwent an x-ray at a local hospital.
Garratts successfully obtained medical evidence to show that not only were the care home negligent but also that this negligence reduced W's life expectancy and in turn therefore, led to her death.
Mr A was successful in recovering £25,000 in compensation for the negligence suffered by his wife.
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