Naples Nursing Home Death Attorney
Nursing home patients are typically older adults who are susceptible to broken bones, infections, and other medical issues. Younger people can often recover quickly from these issues, but seniors often suffer catastrophic injuries and serious medical conditions from falls, bed sores, infections, pneumonia, abuse, and other activity.
If your loved one died while in a nursing home, you may have a lot of questions. How did this happen? Who is responsible? Get answers to your questions by contacting the team at Kohn Law. We can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. Speak to one of our Naples nursing home death attorneys today.
What Can Cause Wrongful Death?
In a nursing home environment, a resident can die in any of the following situations:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Being deprived of necessary medications
- Lack of infection control
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bed sores
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Respiratory failure
Can I File a Claim?
If your loved one died in a nursing home, it is possible that the facility is to blame. To determine if negligence resulted in your loved one’s death, you will need to contact a lawyer. A lawyer can help uncover evidence and determine your family member’s cause of death, especially if the death happened weeks or months ago. The lawyer can review medical records and consult with doctors to determine if the death was due to the nursing home’s negligence.
You may not want to move forward with a nursing home abuse lawsuit while grieving your loved one’s death. However, a lawsuit is a good way to hold the facility accountable for the harm it caused to your loved one. Hopefully it can also bring about change and prevent future incidents at the same nursing home.
Your lawyer can help you understand the requirements for filing a wrongful death claim in Florida. Under Florida wrongful death law, when someone’s death is caused by another party, the personal representative of the victim’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The personal representative of the estate must be the one to file the wrongful death claim, but surviving family members can recover compensation for damages. Eligible family members may include the victim’s spouse, children, and parents. Also, any blood relative or adopted sibling who was dependent on the decedent for support may be able to receive compensation. Contact a lawyer to learn more.
Contact Kohn Law Today
Nursing home deaths are sad situations. Nobody should die due to negligence, especially when the negligence is caused by staff members who are supposed to provide a high standard of care to residents.
If you or a loved one died in a nursing home environment, seek legal help. Kohn Law can assess your case and help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (813) 428-8504 or fill out the online form to schedule a consultation with a Naples nursing home death attorney.