When people make the difficult decision to relocate themselves or their elderly loved ones to long-term care facilities, they do so with the expectation that the staff will provide them with an expert level of service to ensure they have a comfortable, respectful, and safe living experience. The nurses, orderlies, administrators, security personnel, custodians, and other employees of local nursing homes owe a duty of care to their residents. As such, they must take proactive, safety-minded, preventative measures to ensure the people for whom they have been hired to care do not withstand undue physical or psychological harm. 

Unfortunately, by providing their residents with a substandard level of service or engaging in various forms of wrongful conduct or actions, negligent nursing home staff members could create the ideal circumstances for injurious accidents within the long-term care facility to occur. And when seniors are involved in traumatic accidents, the repercussions can be devastating.

The negligence of nursing home staff members can often cause the elderly residents in their care to sustain injuries in slip and fall accidents. Oftentimes, slips and falls cause senior citizens to sustain a number of injuries, ranging in severity from moderate to catastrophic. 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

In comparison to other demographics, senior citizens are the most likely age group to be involved in a slip and fall accident, as well as the people most likely to sustain serious injuries as a result of a fall. When slips and falls are the result of negligence in their nursing home, injured elderly accident survivors often require hospitalization and complicated medical procedures, like hip replacement surgery. Sustaining serious injuries in a nursing home accident could leave seniors immobilized, experiencing extreme pain and discomfort for the rest of their lives. Furthermore, in truly unfortunate circumstances, the injuries sustained by an elderly nursing home resident in a slip and fall could even accelerate an accident victim’s premature death. 

Determining liability in nursing home negligence claims can be difficult. However, if the nursing home’s staff failed to fulfill the duty of care they owed you or your elderly loved one, and as a result of that wrongful conduct, compensable injuries were sustained in an accident, our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Shelburne may be able to help you recover financial compensation. 

Common examples of nursing home negligence that could cause an elderly resident to sustain injuries in an accident include: 

  • Lack of supervision
  • Failure to provide mobility assistance
  • Hazardous maintenance issues
  • Uncleared ice or snow in outdoor areas
  • Unlocked doors to restricted areas
  • Improperly prescribed medications
  • And more 

Negligence in a nursing home can feel like a deep betrayal of trust. To learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve from a nursing home that violated your trust, call our Shelburne nursing home negligence lawyers today and receive a free initial consultation on your case. 

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To review the circumstances of your accident with our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Shelburne, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and receive your free initial consultation about options for legal action that might be available to you.

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