Nursing Homes and Wrongful Death Cases
We all know that none of us will leave forever. However, life is precious and whether old or young everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, sometimes death occurs in nursing homes as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect. These deaths are considered wrongful by law and the nursing home and its staff can be held responsible for the premature death of a loved one. If you feel that someone you care about has died as the direct of nursing home abuse or neglect, then you may have a case for wrongful death. You should talk to a Kentucky nursing home and wrongful death lawyer right away. They will review your case and help you get the compensation that is rightfully yours for the wrongful death of your loved one.What are some types of Nursing home abuse that can lead to wrongful death?
Nursing home abuse and neglect unfortunately occurs all too often and can lead to a patient suffering from additional injury, a more serious illness and even death. Some types of abuse or neglect that can result in wrongful death of a patient or nursing home resident may include but are not limited to:
- Physical abuse that can cause broken bones or damage to organs
- Failure to provide proper nutrition and hydration that can lead to a more severe and life-threatening heath issue
- Medication mistakes that can lead to serious medical complications
- Mental abuse that can lead to depression and a decline in the health of a patient
- Failure to properly recognize or treat medical conditions
- Failure to seek medical help when necessary
Kentucky residents if the reason for death is due to the neglect or abuse of another party, specific family members are entitled to file a claim of wrongful death and may be rewarded compensation from the party that is responsible for the death, including nursing home staff members, or the management staff or owners of a nursing home. People that may be entitled to compensation include but are not limited to:
- The spouse of the deceased patient
- The children of the deceased patient
- The parents of a deceased patient (for younger patients)
- The estate of the patient if there are no living family members
Wrongful death claims can often be confusing and complicated because of the many factors that may be involved in the case. If you suspect that your loved one has died as a result of negligence or abuse of the nursing home, then you may have a case for wrongful death. It is recommended that you contact one of our knowledgeable and compassionate Kentucky nursing home and wrongful death attorneys at the Higgins Firm. We will review your case and help explain the process to you. If we determine that negligence is the cause of death in your case, we will work with you to see to it that you receive the compensation you may be entitled to by law for what you have suffered.
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