The people employed at nursing homes have a duty to provide their residents with a safe living environment. Failure to ensure the safety of the home’s residents can lead to injurious accidents which often have profound impacts on the lives of injured seniors. 

Unfortunately, many accidents at nursing homes are the result of its staff members’ wrongful actions, inactions, or errors. If they fail to uphold the duty of care they owe to their elderly residents and an injury-causing accident ensues, nursing home staff may be considered negligent. 

Common examples of nursing home negligence that could cause an elderly resident to sustain injuries in an accident include: 

  • Lack of supervision
  • Failure to provide mobility assistance
  • Hazardous maintenance issues
  • Uncleared ice or snow in outdoor areas
  • Unlocked doors to restricted areas
  • Improperly prescribed medications
  • And more 

If a nursing home’s administrators, nurses, orderlies, caretakers, security personnel, or other staff members neglect the duty of care they owe their elderly residents, serious accidents can occur. Accidents caused by the negligence of nursing home staff members often result in serious injuries that can have prolonged effects on an accident victim for the rest of their lives. 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

Depending on the severity of the injuries they have sustained, an accident in a nursing home could have life-changing implications for an injured resident. Seniors often take longer to convalesce than younger accident victims. The injuries they have acquired in an accident could require hospitalization, complicated invasive surgeries, and profound lifestyle adjustments. Because of an accident caused by the nursing home staff’s negligence, seniors could lose what independence they have left. They could lose their mobility, suffer chronic pains for the rest of their lives, and incur substantial financial losses, all thanks to a staff member’s failure to consider the safety of their facility’s residents.

If you were injured in a long-term care facility, or if your elderly relative was harmed in a nursing home accident, consider scheduling a free initial consultation with our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Campbellton. Even if you are uncertain whether you may be entitled to financial compensation, discussing your case with our Campbellton nursing home negligence lawyers could be beneficial. 

If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the nursing home or its negligent staff members, our nursing home negligence lawyers may be able to help you recover damages you have incurred as a result of the injurious accident. 

To discuss the details of your case and learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and receive a free initial consultation with our Campbellton nursing home negligence lawyers. 

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Determining liability for accidents in nursing homes can be difficult, especially without assistance from nursing home negligence lawyers serving Campbellton. To review the circumstances of your accident and receive the benefit of personalized legal advice about options that may be available to you, schedule your free initial consultation with our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Campbellton by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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