Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorney
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Greenville
If a negligent or abusive party caused the untimely death of your loved
one, you have the right to seek justice on their behalf. Trusting the
care of your loved one to a nursing home facility that does not exhibit
the type of care you were led to expect is the worst type of betrayal.
The negligence or outright abuse of an elderly person can be extremely
harmful in an emotional, psychological, and physical way, and the abusive
party should always be held responsible for their actions. When those
actions lead to the death of your family member or loved one, however,
the case of abuse becomes one of wrongful death.
About Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a type of case where the actions of one party caused
the death of another. In the instance of nursing home abuse cases, the
person in question may have died at another facility, such as a hospital,
but if the initial harm was caused at the nursing home, that facility
may still be held liable. Because the person who was abused is not alive
to seek legal action, those closest to the deceased may sue for wrongful
death on their behalf.
Who Can File a Lawful Death Lawsuit?
In the state of Florida, immediate family members are permitted to file
wrongful death claims on behalf of their loved ones. This includes the
spouse of the deceased, as well as any natural or legally adopted children.
In certain situations, the siblings of the deceased may also be able to
file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Proving Wrongful Death in a Nursing Home
There are certain qualifications that must be met for your situation to
be considered a wrongful death case. In nursing homes, the common abusers
are doctors, nurses, caregivers, other nursing home staff members, or
other patients. You must be able to prove that the nursing home had a
legal duty to care for your loved one, which can be established if they
were officially registered as a resident. It must also be evident that
the nursing home committed a wrongful act of negligence or abuse, and
that the wrongful behavior caused the death of your loved one.
Possible causes of wrongful death in nursing homes include:
- Outright physical abuse
- Negligence leading to untreated illnesses or injuries
- Medication errors
- Failure to provide necessary medical attention
- Inadequate or incorrect medical treatment from nursing home medical staff
Seeking Maximum Compensation
While taking legal action against the nursing home that caused the death
of your loved one can help you seek justice and closure, it will not bring
your loved one back. The loss of your loved one’s companionship
can be extremely painful and traumatic. For this reason, you can seek
compensation for pain and suffering, as well as repayment for any applicable
medical expenses and funeral expenses.
For help during this difficult time, our firm is available. Our goal at
Jordan Law Center is to take care of all of the paperwork and legal issues
so that you can focus on healing from the loss of your loved one.
Contact Jordan Law Center
to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorney.