Serving All of Nova Scotia & New Brunswick
Call 1-833-586-8282

Halifax Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer

When Halifax residents make the difficult decision to relocate an elderly family member to a nursing home, they expect its staff to make their loved one’s experience as comfortable and as safe as possible. However, systemic problems at nursing homes in the province can lead to overworked, short-staffed teams of caregivers who do not properly ensure essential safety measures for each of the home’s residents.

If a nursing home’s administrators fail to provide a reasonable degree of care to the home’s residents, serious, potentially life-threatening accidents can occur. When staff, management, security personnel, custodial workers, or other parties do not adequately monitor residents’ activities or implement appropriate safety measures, residents can sustain severe injuries.

Some seniors use mobility aids, like walkers, to help them move throughout their residence. If the floor of their residence is poorly maintained or cluttered, those who rely on assistive mobility devices could be at risk of accidentally falling over an unseen hazard inside the facility. Similarly, uncleared snow or icy patches outside a nursing home’s entrance could also lead to accidents resulting in injuries, even for residents who do not require mobility assistance.

Other hazardous maintenance issues that could lead to injury-causing accidents in nursing homes include:

  • Recently mopped floors
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Loose tiles or uneven carpeting
  • Poor lighting
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Improperly maintained sidewalks outside the facility
  • And more

Unlocked doors inside the nursing home could give residents the opportunity to wander into restricted or hazardous areas. Even more alarming, improperly supervised residents with cognitive impairments like dementia could wander outside the facility, where they may face even greater risks of injury.

Some residents of nursing homes may be prescribed medication that causes dizziness or lightheadedness. If a caretaker is aware that a resident’s medication could have disruptive side-effects but allows them to walk without proper assistance, the resident may be at risk of injuring themself in a fall.

Senior citizens are more likely to sustain a serious injury in a slip and fall accident than any other demographic. Falls are the leading cause of injuries requiring hospitalization for seniors across the country. While the same accident may have little to no effect on a younger person, slip and falls could adversely affect the rest of a senior citizen’s life, and could even accelerate their untimely passing. Common injuries often sustained by seniors in slip and fall accidents include:

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

If you or a loved one was injured as the result of negligence at a local long-term care facility, our Halifax nursing home negligence lawyers may be able to help you recover financial compensation for damages resulting from injuries sustained.

Our nursing home negligence lawyers in Halifax offer a free, initial consultation 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.

Call 1-833-405-8282 to speak with our Eastern Canada legal team Book Free Consultation

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

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

Connect With Our Legal Team

Schedule a call with our personal injury legal intake team. Our team is available 24/7 so call us now to book your call. Our scheduled intake allows you to tell us details about your accident and gives our legal team an opportunity to review your case and advise you on possible solutions and outcomes. The best part is, if you decide to hire us after this call - you don't pay anything unless we win. We can help clients regardless of where they reside in Nova Scotia & New Brunswick so let us help you get started on your road to recovery.


99 Wyse Road Suite 1300
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1M2
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-833-405-8282
5670 Spring Garden Road Suite 701
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1H6
Fax: 902-405-8254
Toll Free: 1-833-405-8282
688 Babin St. Unit 4
Dieppe, New Brunswick E1A 5M1
Fax: 902-405-8254
Toll Free: 1-833-405-8282
*These are consultation offices that require a booked meeting in advance. Walk-ins are not allowed.

Please be advised that this website and its headers/footers may feature images of lawyers, paralegals, and other staff employed by Preszler Injury Lawyers, as well as unrelated third parties. The use of spokespeople's likenesses and of other images throughout this website is not meant to be construed as misleading to the public in any way. Questions about Preszler Injury Lawyers' use of images and other likenesses on its website and in other marketing materials can be directed to management. Please also note that past results are not indicative of future results and that each case is unique and that case results listed on site are from experiences across Canada and are not specific to any province. Please be further advised that the content on this website is not intended to be construed as legal advice. Certain content might be out of date and/or may not apply to all circumstances and situations. Every prospective client's case is unique and, therefore, should be advised upon individually by a licensed lawyer or paralegal. In order to receive legal advice regarding your specific scenario, contact our firm to establish a contractual lawyer-client relationship. Further information regarding specific legal questions and additional clarification about this website's content may be made available by consulting with a member of our legal team.