Moncton family members who are unable to adequately look after their aging relatives often turn to local nursing homes to provide a comfortable residential experience to their elderly loved ones. Families place their trust in the administrators, caregivers, and maintenance staff at these facilities, often going to great expense to ensure their beloved relatives have an enjoyable, vibrant, and– most importantly– safe quality of life inside the facility’s care.

Because family members entrust nursing homes with their loved ones’ well-being, when accidents at the facility lead to physical injuries, the negligence of the staff who failed to prevent them from happening can feel like a betrayal of trust. A nursing home’s administrators, orderlies, security guards, custodians, and other staff members share the common goal of keeping their residents safe from harm. When the very people employed to protect your relative’s physical health fail to fulfill this duty of care, it can be difficult to know where to turn for accountability.

If your relative sustained injuries in a nursing home accident caused by the negligence of its staff, our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Moncton may be able to help you recover financial compensation.

Our Moncton nursing home negligence lawyers have a history of representing clients injured in accidents resulting from negligence. In Moncton nursing homes, if staff members fail to follow effective safety protocols or adequately monitor the residents in their care, injuries can occur. In these circumstances, the actions or inactions of the staff may be considered negligence.

Negligence in a nursing home can arise from a number of different behaviours. For example, if security staff neglect to lock doors leading to restricted or hazardous areas, residents may accidentally put themselves in harm’s way. Similarly, if doors leading outside the facility are left unmonitored, senior residents with cognitive impairments could wander off the premises, where they may be at greater risk of injury.

The most common cause of injuries in nursing homes are sustained in slip and fall accidents. These accidents could be caused by neglected maintenance issues, such as recently mopped floors or poor lighting. Slip and falls may also occur if residents are administered medication that causes dizziness or lightheadedness, but are not given ambulatory support from caregivers. If an orderly or other staff member knows about a medication’s side-effects but allows the resident to walk without assistance, they may be at risk of injuring themself in a fall.

Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of injury requiring hospitalization for seniors across the country. Not only are senior citizens the demographic most susceptible to slips and falls, they are the most vulnerable to serious injuries arising from their accidents. Some injuries commonly sustained by nursing home residents in slip and fall accidents 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 you believe your relative’s injury-causing accident at their nursing home was the result of negligence, book a free, initial consultation with our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Moncton to learn about options that may be available to you. 

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Determining liability in nursing home accidents can be difficult, and may require thorough investigative work. To discuss the circumstances of your elderly relative’s accident and learn if you may be eligible to pursue a claim for damages, call Preszler Injury Lawyers for a free consultation with our Moncton nursing home negligence lawyers. If eligible, our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Moncton may be able to fight on your injured relative’s behalf to recover financial compensation for their injuries.

To discuss your case today in a free, no-obligation consultation, call our Moncton nursing home negligence lawyers.

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