The objective of any nursing home should be to provide its residents with a dignified, comfortable, and most importantly, safe living experience. When elderly Bridgewater residents and their families make the decision to move into a long-term care facility, they do so with the assumption that they will receive a high degree of care and attentiveness from a professional, dedicated, and cautious staff. However, accidents in nursing homes do occur, often as a result of its staff’s negligence. And when elderly nursing home residents are involved in accidents, the consequences can be life-changing. 

Throughout the country, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of seniors’ injuries requiring hospitalization. Due to their advanced age and declining medical conditions, slips and falls in nursing homes can cause elderly residents to sustain serious, even life-threatening injuries. These injuries often include:

  • Broken hips
  • Fractured bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • And more

When nursing home residents sustain injuries in traumatic accidents, they could experience physical pain and discomfort, emotional upheaval, and financial distress. Unlike younger accident victims involved in slips and falls, injured seniors may never fully recover from the medical conditions they sustain in a traumatic accident. Even after receiving medical treatments, undergoing surgeries, or engaging in physical rehabilitation, injured seniors could feel the physical effects of their injuries for the rest of their lives. Their injuries could cause them to lose their mobility and their independence, leading to emotional and psychological turmoil. Furthermore, nursing home residents on fixed incomes may not be able to afford the necessary costs of medical treatments. Traumatic, injury-causing accidents could, therefore, create financially precarious circumstances for nursing home residents and their family members. 

Clearly, the negligence of nursing home staff can have far-reaching implications. That is why, if you or your elderly relative were injured in an accident caused by the wrongful conduct of a long-term care facility’s staff members, you may be entitled to compensation. 

The people who work at nursing homes owe a duty of care to the facility’s residents. However, through a number of different actions, inactions, errors, omissions, or other forms of wrongful conduct, the nursing home’s staff members could fail to uphold their duty of care. If their wrongful actions result in an injurious accident, the staff may be considered negligent. 

Common examples of negligent behaviour that often leads to accidental physical injuries in nursing homes include:

  • Lack of supervision
  • Failure to provide mobility assistance
  • Prescription medication causing drowsiness
  • Hazardous maintenance issues
  • Unlocked doors to restricted areas
  • And more

It can be difficult to determine whether accidents in nursing homes were the direct result of a staff member’s negligence. By working with our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Bridgewater, you may be able to pursue legal action to recover compensation for financial losses you have incurred as a result of the injuries sustained in a nursing home. 

Our Bridgewater nursing home negligence lawyers are passionate about helping injured members of the local community find the accountability they deserve. To learn more about how our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Bridgewater may be able to help with your case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and schedule a free initial consultation.

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