Nursing homes in Fredericton are intended to provide a comfortable, dignified, and safe living environment in which to enjoy their retirement years. Families who make the difficult decision to relocate their elderly relatives into a nursing home often take comfort in the faith that their loved ones will be cared for by a courteous, knowledgeable, and conscientious staff. 

Unfortunately, negligence in Fredericton nursing homes occurs more often than people may think. And when the wrongful actions (or inactions) of a nursing home’s orderlies, administrators, security personnel, custodians, and other members of the staff leads to accidents, vulnerable elderly relatives can easily sustain serious– sometimes fatal– injuries.

Elderly residents of nursing homes are particularly vulnerable to injury-causing slip and fall accidents as the result of staff negligence. The people responsible for ensuring the safety of seniors in the home often fail to fulfill the duty of care they owe their residents. They may neglect to remove, repair, or otherwise address potential maintenance hazards in and around their facility, which could easily cause an older resident to sustain injuries. Staff may fail to adequately monitor the movement of their residents; if left unsupervised, residents may find themselves in potentially dangerous circumstances. In addition, if residents take medication that causes drowsiness or dizziness, they may require assistance moving throughout the nursing home. When staff are aware of these side-effects but allow the residents to move without a mobility aid, they may be considered negligent in the event of a slip and fall accident.

Seniors are the demographic most likely to be involved in a slip and fall accident, as well as the age group most likely to sustain injuries requiring hospitalization as the result of a slip and fall. When these accidents occur in their nursing homes, elderly residents may never fully recover from the injuries they sustain. These injuries commonly 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

The injuries sustained in nursing home accidents can cause permanent physical damage, lead to financial losses, and accelerate premature wrongful deaths. If your relative was injured in an accident at their long-term care facility caused by the negligence of its staff, our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Fredericton may be able to help.

Our Fredericton nursing home negligence lawyers may be able to help your injured relative recover financial compensation for damages they sustained because of their injuries. Preszler Injury Lawyers are passionate about fighting for the rights of injured senior members of our community. We have a history of representing clients across the province in nursing home negligence claims, and a proven track record for recovering the compensation our clients deserve.

To learn how our nursing home negligence serving Fredericton may be able to assist with your case, book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers. 

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Determining fault in nursing home negligence claims can be a difficult process and involve thorough investigative work. If you are uncertain whether the circumstances of your relative’s accident entitle them to pursue a claim for damages, contact our Fredericton nursing home negligence lawyers today.

We know you have questions about options for financial recovery that might be available to you. That is why our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Fredericton offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. To discuss your situation and learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help, schedule your free initial consultation with our Fredericton nursing home negligence lawyers today.

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