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Elder Abuse

Many families place their trust service providers to care for their elderly loved ones but, unfortunately, this trust can be broken with a poor standard of care being delivered.  In many cases, this amounts to abuse.

We wish to help victims of this abuse, along with their families, in order to claim compensation.  We are committed to ensure that the older generation, and their families, receive compensation at what can be a difficult and distressing time for those concerned.

Care providers have a general duty of care and this extends to our older generation who often require continual care and assistance.  We understand that most care providers deliver a high standard of care but, unfortunately, there are inevitable incidents of critical omissions, neglect and abuse.  These apply in particular to the older generation, who are often unable to speak out and call for help, which makes them vulnerable to inappropriate treatment.

The World Health Organisation defines Elder abuse as

“a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person”

What type of abuse?

  • Physical abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect

Where abuse may take place

  • Nursing home
  • Hospitals
  • Day centres
  • Homes

What type of claims?

If you have suffered any of the following you may be entitled to compensation

  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Pressure sores
  • Sepsis (such as bedsores, pneumonia, bacterial infection)
  • Unlawful restraint
  • Assault
  • Neglect
  • Over prescription
  • Falls

If you think that your elderly friend or relative has received poor treatment please contact us on 01495 762244 or contct us for more details.  Our specialist solicitors will offer a friendly, comprehensive service and will be happy to advise you.

Pontypool: 01495 762244 | Newport: 01633 262122 | Cardiff: 02921 154313

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