Nursing homes in Sydney are intended to provide its residents with a comfortable living environment in which they will be treated with respect and dignity. Perhaps more importantly, though, nursing homes should be a safe environment wherein no elderly resident is harmed physically or psychologically. When seniors or their family members make the difficult decision to rely on the services provided by a long-term care facility, they expect that the nursing home’s staff will provide the highest degree of service. A nursing home’s administrators, orderlies, nurses, security personnel, custodians, and other members of the staff have a responsibility to the people in their care. If members of a nursing home’s staff fail to fulfill the duty of care they owe their residents, serious accidents can occur. 

Nursing home negligence can feel like a deep betrayal of trust. If the very people responsible for keeping a family’s loved ones safe shirk their responsibilities, vulnerable elderly residents can sustain debilitating injuries that may afflict them for the rest of their lives. The negligence of a nursing home’s staff can create dangerous circumstances which may lead to injurious accidents. In Sydney, some common examples of negligence that could cause a nursing home resident to sustain injuries include:

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

Not only are seniors the demographic most likely to be involved in a slip and fall accident, but owing to their advanced age, they are also likely to sustain serious injuries as a result. These injuries often include: 

  • 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

Seniors who are involved in slip and fall accidents could also suffer a traumatic hip fracture, which could have devastating consequences. Not only can broken hips lead to loss of mobility, permanent pains, and a diminished quality of life, they can also accelerate an elderly accident victim’s death. If an injured accident survivor requires total hip replacement surgery, complications from this invasive, complex procedure could cause them to prematurely lose their lives within months of the surgery. 

Oftentimes, the family members of nursing home residents who have been injured as a result of their caretakers’ negligence incur substantial financial losses. If you or your elderly relative were a victim of nursing home negligence and sustained injuries as a result, our nursing home negligence lawyers serving Sydney may be able to provide you with legal assistance.

By working with our Sydney nursing home negligence lawyers, you may be able to recover financial compensation for damages you have incurred or will incur in the future because of a staff member’s failure to provide a reasonable degree of care within the nursing home. To learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help, call our nursing home negligence lawyers for a free initial consultation.

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After sustaining injuries in a nursing home accident, it can be difficult to determine liability without proper legal assistance. Furthermore, many injured accident victims are unaware of whether they may be entitled to financial compensation for damages arising from the injuries they have sustained in their nursing home. 

To discuss the circumstances of your accident with our Sydney nursing home negligence lawyers and learn about options that may be available to you, call Preszler Injury Lawyer today for a free initial consultation.

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