Nursing homes are intended to keep our elderly loved ones free from danger. We entrust the administrators and staff at these facilities to provide our older relatives with a dignified, comfortable, and safe quality of life. The decision to relocate family members to a Dartmouth long-term care facility is rarely an easy one to make, but knowing that they will be cared for by trustworthy, attentive staff can help alleviate some trepidation. 

When accidents happen in the very places designed to keep its residents safe, family members in Dartmouth may reasonably feel both shock and outrage. If the home’s staff, administrators, security personnel, custodians, or other employees responsible for ensuring the safety of its residents behave in a negligent manner, the consequences can be disastrous. Accidents in nursing homes can lead to severe injuries, as well as fatalities. 

Across the country, most seniors who sustain injuries requiring hospitalization were hurt as the result of a slip and fall accident. Not only are seniors more likely to be involved in a slip and fall accident than any other demographic, they are more likely to be seriously injured by that accident. The same accident that sends a senior citizen to the hospital may have little to no effect on the physical well-being of a younger person. Unfortunately, owing to their advanced age and declining physical conditions, when seniors are involved in accidents at their nursing homes, the injuries they sustain could impact the rest of their lives, and even accelerate their passing. 

If a Dartmouth nursing home’s staff does not adequately monitor residents’ activities or implement appropriate safety measures in the facility, accidents can occur, causing seniors to sustain severe injuries. These injuries may 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

If your elderly resident was injured as the result of an accident at a local long-term care facility, you may be able to recover financial compensation by filing a civil claim. If the accident was caused by negligence, our Dartmouth nursing home negligence lawyers may be able to help you recover financial compensation for damages resulting from injuries sustained. 

When your relative is injured at a nursing home in a shocking, unexpected, injury-causing accident, it can be difficult to determine who was responsible and where to go to find accountability. Determining liability can be a challenge. Investigative work could be required in order to identify instances of negligence at the nursing home that created the dangerous conditions that led to their injuries. 

In Dartmouth nursing homes, staff have a legal responsibility to reasonably provide a duty of care to the residents in their charge. If staff fails to uphold this duty through any number of wrongful actions or inactions, their conduct may be considered negligent. If so, they may be liable for damages caused by their negligence. 

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

Our nursing home negligence lawyers in Dartmouth offer free, initial consultations to all prospective clients. If you believe the injuries sustained in a nursing home were the result of negligence, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers to learn if you are eligible to pursue a civil claim. 

To receive the benefit of our legal advice at no charge, book a free, initial consultation with our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Dartmouth today.

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