Wrongful Death Lawsuits for Nursing Home Neglect
When a resident dies as a direct result of nursing home negligence, neglect or abuse, the family may be entitled to compensation or settlement benefits through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Even though the loved one may have been older or ill, causing a premature death and depriving them of the limited time they had left is no less devastating.
In many cases, injuries resulting in death at a nursing home could have been prevented if the proper standards of care were followed. The wrongful death lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential nursing home injuries nationwide. Request a free consultation.
INVESTIGATION OF NURSING HOME WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
Determining whether a death was caused by a nursing home’s negligence requires investigation by experienced lawyers and qualified experts.
Some of the common nursing home injury claims which could result in death include:
- Severe Bedsores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers)
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Abuse and Assault
- Restraint Injuries and Strangulation
- Wandering from the facility unsupervised and suffering a heat stroke or hypothermia
Often the cause of death on the death certificate will not provide the necessary evidence that abuse or neglect occurred. For example, the death certificate may list the official cause of death as “heart failure” when the underlying cause was malnutrition and dehydration caused by nursing home neglect.
Nursing home wrongful death lawsuits are claims brought by surviving family members. Every state has different laws regarding who is eligible to make a claim and what benefits may be obtained. Sorting out the details of a wrongful death claim can be complex. Therefore, it is important to have a qualified lawyer working to protect your family.
NURSING HOME WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT EVALUATION
If you have lost a family member and suspect that the death may have been caused by nursing home neglect or abuse, request a free consultation and wrongful death claim evaluation to determine if your family may have a claim. The nursing home wrongful death lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have experience handling complex injury claims and can review the circumstances surrounding the death to determine if your family may be entitled to compensation.
There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. However, every claim has a deadline, so it is important that you review any potential claim with a qualified nursing home neglect lawyer as soon as possible.