Nursing Home Wrongful Death
Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorneys
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Wrongful death occurs when the negligence or carelessness of one person causes the death of another. The Carlson Law Firm has extensive experience in handling wrongful death cases associated with medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect.
Nursing home residents almost always require the care of professionals for daily living needs, medical needs, or cognitive needs, which is why they are in nursing homes in the first place. However, when wrongful death occurs, it happens in the very hands of the professionals who were entrusted to take care of these elderly residents. This can result from a variety of issues, and the underlying problem behind the majority of issues is nursing home abuse and neglect.
Who Can Bring A Claim?
The laws on who can bring a wrongful death claim vary from state to state. In some cases, the wrongful death claim belongs to the surviving immediate family members. Other states require that an estate is opened in the name of the deceased individual. Either way, having an attorney experienced in preparing and pursuing wrongful death cases is crucial.
How Is Compensation Handled In These Cases?
Survival statutes can give family members peace of mind in standing up for the legal rights of a loved one after death. Through a wrongful death statute, a cause of action survives the life of a deceased person. This means that if your loved one experienced neglect or abuse in a nursing home and later died, then you can still file a nursing home wrongful death lawsuit after the death of your loved one. Surviving family members can recover compensation that can be used to pay for outstanding medical bills and funeral expenses. In some cases, economic damages or damages for loss of companionship may also be available. Each state has its own Wrongful Death statute that specifies the total amount of damages that may be awarded to family members after the death of a loved one.
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse you should take action quickly and contact us online or call us at 866.441.1417 to set up a free consultation. Someone from our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.