Negligence in nursing homes can have fatal consequences. Families throughout Cape Breton entrust local nursing homes with protecting their elderly relatives from harm. However, the wrongful actions or inactions of a nursing home’s staff could lead to serious accidents. When elderly residents of nursing homes are hurt in accidents caused by the negligence of their facility’s staff, the injuries they sustain could impact the rest of their lives, and even accelerate their untimely deaths. 

Not only are senior citizens the demographic most likely to be involved in a slip and fall accident, they are the age group most likely to sustain severe injuries as a result. These injuries often include: 

  • 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

In addition to the injuries listed above, a slip and fall accident in their nursing home could cause an elderly resident to break a hip. Depending on their age and medical condition, broken hips can have devastating consequences for elderly nursing home residents. Broken hips can rob nursing home residents of their ability to move independently. They may suffer intense, prolonged pains even while resting. Total hip replacement surgery may be required in order to recover from the resulting pain of a broken hip. However, even after receiving this complicated, invasive surgery, an injured nursing home resident’s quality of life may be significantly altered. Additionally, complications following hip replacement surgeries could cause injured nursing home residents to prematurely lose their lives. 

The residents of Cape Breton nursing homes and their families pay for a living environment that is comfortable, dignified and, most importantly, safe. That is why, when the negligence of a nursing home’s administrators, orderlies, nurses, security personnel, custodians, and other members of the staff causes a resident to sustain injuries, it can feel like a deep betrayal of trust. 

In Cape Breton, nursing home negligence can manifest itself in a variety of actions or inactions whereby a long-term care facility’s staff fails to uphold the duty of care they owe each of their residents. Some common examples of negligence that frequently leads to injurious nursing home accidents include:

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

If a nursing home’s staff shirks the duty of care they owe to their residents and injury-causing accidents occur as a result, the repercussions can be physical, psychological, and financial. Injured nursing home residents and their families may incur substantial costs of medical care, and other necessary expenses required to keep them comfortable and safe during their recovery periods.

If your elderly loved one was injured in an accident caused by the negligence of their nursing home’s staff, our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Cape Breton may be able to help you recover financial compensation for damages you incurred as a result. To learn how our Cape Breton nursing home negligence lawyers may be able to assist with your case, book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers. 

Free Consultation for Cape Breton Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we appreciate how difficult it can be to determine liability in a nursing home negligence claim. If you or an elderly relative of yours was injured in an accident at their long-term care facility and you are unsure whether you may be entitled to financial compensation, call our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Cape Breton for a free initial consultation.

During a cost-free, no obligation first meeting with our Cape Breton nursing home negligence lawyers, you will be able to discuss your situation, ask important questions, and learn if you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages. To schedule your free initial consultation and receive the benefit of our legal advice at no charge, call our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Cape Breton today.

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