Care Home Abuse
If you believe someone you care about has been the victim of care home abuse, it is important to receive legal representation as soon as possible. Clearwater Solicitors have dealt with dozens of care home abuse cases and can pursue a compensation claim for you and help you to receive justice for the trauma faced by someone you care about.
Carers and patients find care home and nursing home abuse particularly upsetting. Deciding that a friend or relative requires residential care is distressing and difficult, and you will have decided upon the care home because you trusted that it would be able to adequately care for your loved one.
If you’ve found out that this trust was misplaced, you may feel violated and angry and will understandably want to find out what happened and ensure that the perpetrators of the care home abuse do not have the opportunity to commit similar abuse in the future and that any organisational failings are dealt with. Finding out that your loved one was abused when they were at their most vulnerable and were infirm is shocking and we can provide you with advice about pursuing police cases against the care home and securing prosecutions.
Some of the warning signs of care home abuse include:
- An unusual unwillingness to communicate
- Broken or fractured bones
- Bruises, cuts, pressure sores and other wounds
- Unexpected or out-of-character behaviours
- Withdrawal, fear or depression
- Weight loss
- Disorientation and confusion
If your loved one is displaying these signs or you believe they are the victim of care home abuse for any other reason, speak to Clearwater Solicitors on 08000 430 430.