Nursing and long term care homes in Ontario are supposed to provide a safe, caring and comfortable environment for the elderly. Sometimes, however, nuring facilities and long term care homes can be places of abuse and terror for the residents. There have been many news reports of elderly residents suffering abuse, neglect and injury in long term care homes. The news reporters and media outlets that have been bringing to light the systemic problems with Ontario's long term care homes should be commended. These reports have almost certainly contributed to greater public awareness, a call to action, and reform in nursing home inspection and regulation.
The reports also reveal that many incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect were entirely preventable. If you suspect that a loved one has suffered abuse, injury or neglect at a nursing home, you can make a complaint with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. To make a complaint to the Ministry, call the toll-free Long-Term Care ACTION Line at 1-866-434-0144.
To learn more about making a complaint, you can visit the Ministry of Health's website here.
It is also advisable to contact a Ontario lawyer that handles nursing home negligence and abuse claims. Iacobelli Law Firm may be able to help if your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home negligence or abuse. For a free consultation contact us at 416-900-1070 or 1-866-234-6093.
Injuries to a persons bones, joints and supporting structures like muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons
often result from trauma sustained in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Bone fractures are especially common in car accidents because of the extreme force and pressure that is put on the body during the collision.
There are many types of broken bone injuries you could potentially suffer as a result of an accident. Often, serious bone fractures require surgery, which may include open reduction with internal fixation of plates, screws or other hardware. Bone fractures and other orthopaedic injuries are serious and may have life-long consequences. Significant bone fracture injuries can adversely impact on the ability to earn an income, participate in home maintenance, and engage in leisure activities.
If you sustained a fractured bone as a result of a Ontario car accident or trip and fall, an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer can assist you in recovering damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, houskeeping and home maintenance and past and future care expenses.
For a free consultation about your injury, call us at 416-900-1070 or toll free at 1-866-234-6093 or fill out our contact form here. Speak with an Ontario personal injury lawyer today and have your questions answered. There is no cost and no obligation.
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