Successful Claim Against a Care Home

Successful Claim Against a Care Home

Damages award of £15,000.00 obtained to the benefit of the Estate of a woman who suffered from a failure by a Care Home to identify in a timely manner a fractured leg and failed to treat her correctly subsequently resulting in the development of pressure sores to the knee.

Mrs D was resident at a Care Home in Timperley suffering from vascular dementia, COPD and other medical conditions and was very frail, non-verbal, immobile and largely bedbound.

She was visited by her husband who left her in her room in a wheelchair at the end of the visit having informed the staff where Mrs D was.  Over two hours later the staff visited her for the first time and discovered that she had fallen from her wheelchair.  She was taken to hospital and was put in a knee cast before eventually being discharged. 

The Care Home staff were subsequently responsible for her care and obviously to assist her recovery including dealing with a hinged knee brace provided by the hospital.  As a consequence of their failure to protect Mrs D’s skin integrity and failing to properly handle the knee brace Mrs D suffered significant pressure sores.

Mrs D died a month later albeit not for issues relating to the standard of care that she received.

Mrs D did, however, suffer significant, unnecessary and avoidable pain as a consequence of the matters referred to above for the period from the beginning of December 2019 to her death at the beginning of April 2020.  The Care Home paid Damages of £15,000.00 to compensate for this pain and suffering which went to Mrs D’s Estate after her death.

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