Accidents in nursing homes are frequently the result of the staff’s negligence. The people who work at nursing homes owe a duty of care to the facility’s elderly residents. However, through a number of different actions, inactions, errors, omissions, or other forms of wrongful conduct, the nursing home’s staff members could fail to uphold their duty of care. In these situations, nursing home residents could be involved in an accident causing them to sustain severe injuries.

If the wrongful actions of nursing home staff members result in an injurious accident, the staff may be considered negligent. Common examples of negligent behaviour that often leads to accidental physical injuries in nursing homes include:

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

Many injurious accidents in local nursing homes involve slips and falls. These types of accidents are the leading cause of injuries amongst senior citizens that require hospitalization. Seniors are the age group most likely to be involved in a slip and fall, and the most likely to sustain life-changing injuries as  the result of one.

Slips and falls in nursing homes can cause elderly residents to sustain serious, even life-threatening injuries. These injuries often 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

For the elderly residents of nursing homes, serious injuries resulting from their staff’s negligence could have far-reaching ramifications on their overall quality of life. The adverse effects of injuries are often experienced physically, emotionally, and financially. 

Recovering from injuries sustained in nursing home accidents could require extensive medical treatment, physical rehabilitative therapy, and complicated invasive surgeries.  However, due to the advanced age of nursing home residents, injuries that they have sustained in accidents often have permanent physical repercussions. Because of their negligent staff members, nursing home residents could feel the physical pain and discomfort from the injuries they have sustained for the rest of their lives. Depending on the severity of their accidents, the injuries sustained by nursing home residents could cause them to lose their mobility and their independence, leading to emotional and psychological turmoil. 

In addition to the physical and psychological repercussions of sustaining injuries, injured accident victims could be required to pay for expensive costs of necessary medical care and lifestyle adjustments. However, many nursing home residents have fixed or limited incomes, and may not be able to afford essential injury-related expenses. As such, the negligence of the nursing home’s staff could have adverse financial effects on both their residents and their families.

If you or your elderly relative were injured in an accident caused by the wrongful conduct of a long-term care facility’s staff members, you may be entitled to compensation. By working with our nursing home negligence lawyers serving New Waterford, you may be able to pursue legal action to recover compensation for financial losses you have incurred as a result of the injuries sustained in a nursing home. 

To learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to provide you with assistance, schedule a free initial consultation with our New Waterford nursing home negligence lawyers.

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