Compensation for mental neglect in a care home

When you are no longer able to take care of yourself and need the assistance of another person, a care home is perhaps one of the places that you will most commonly end up. In the modern environment, care homes are incredibly closely monitored, incredibly efficient places where you will be greeted with exceptional care, but unfortunately in some situations through the negligence of employees this is not always the case.

There are many different types of neglect which can occur in a care home, but of these mental neglect is one of the worst. If you do find yourself suffering in this way, you could look to make a compensation claim against anyone who you feel is responsible for your injuries.

WHO MIGHT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MENTAL NEGLECT IN A CARE HOME?

Care home staff are employed to take care of anyone who happens to reside in a care home and it’s therefore their responsibility to ensure that these patrons are taken care of in an adequate manner. This means taking care of them in a physical, mental and social environment, ensuring that they have enough food, that their health needs are taken into consideration and that they are in a stable condition at all times. If you feel that this hasn’t happened through the neglect of an employee, you could look to make a compensation claim.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON EXAMPLES OF WHERE I MIGHT CONSIDER A COMPENSATION CLAIM?

Mental neglect can happen in a number of different circumstances, some common examples of this include:

  • Claims for physical abuse in a care home
  • Claims for mental abuse in a care home
  • Claims for failure to treat an injury or illness
  • Claims for disrespectful behaviour in a care home
  • Claims for failure to adequately nourish a care home patient

WHEN I NEED HELP, CAN MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

Bringing together a wealth of knowledge and experience, the team at Medical Compensation 4U are there for you throughout the entire process, every step of the way. We will work together with you to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you deserve – and that it’s put straight back into your pocket. For more information, contact the Medical Compensation 4U team today!