Care Home Claim Case Studies
A woman approaching her 90th birthday spent the best part of a year in various hospitals around the North West after suffering a severe stroke 10 years earlier. Her rehabilitation was an understandably slow process and her family was told she would require round-the-clock attention in a nursing home. Eight years after being admitted to the nursing home she sadly passed away.
At the time of moving to a local nursing home, the woman’s family were informed that due to her substantial savings and value in her property she would be requiried to pay for her own treatment, something which, at the time, her family disputed to no avail.
Nursing home fees quickly run into the thousands and there was no option but to sell the home that she had loved in most of her life.
The nature of the woman’s condition meant that she was totally dependant on at least 2 cares to tend to her every need and the loss of bodily functions made this an extremely difficult task and yet, to her family’s dismay, the NHS still maintained she was not entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare. The problem the family now faced was to prove that the NHS’ assessment was inaccurate and that the huge sums that were paid for the woman’s care should never have come direct from the woman herself.
Enter the Care Home Claims solicitor…
Following a long and drawn out fight that lasted more than 6 years, the solicitor eventually made the NHS admit that their regular assessments of the patient were wide of the mark and the sum wrongly paid out for care, which exceeded £100,000, was returned to the woman’s family in full.