When we send our loved ones to an elder care facility, we expect them to be well taken care of and adequately treated for any medical conditions or issues that arise. Despite this, occasionally a death occurs that could have been prevented. This is known as wrongful death.
If a loved one in the care of a nursing home facility died before their time, you and your family may be entitled to compensation to cover their:
The nursing home wrongful death attorneys at Frost & Beck, P.C. in Colorado are here to help with compassion and precision. We always put our clients first, so your situation will be handled in a way that makes you and your family as comfortable as possible.
In order for a wrongful death claim to be taken seriously, it must be properly backed up by proof.
If you believe that your loved one's death could have been prevented were it for a more caring nursing home staff, the following items need to be provided:
Wrongful deaths occur in nursing homes when caregivers or staff neglect their “duty of care,” meaning they failed to provide help in the way they were hired to. Whether it was accidental or due to medical malpractice, a person or company responsible must be held accountable.
Wrongful death in a nursing home may be caused by:
Relatives of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit against an individual or a nursing home as well as the larger companies that manage nursing home facilities.
A wrongful death lawsuit can help you and your family move on from this tragic ordeal. There are many benefits to taking the time to work with a lawyer. An attorney can properly collect evidence and file the required paperwork, as well as represent you in negotiations or court.
Reasons to file a nursing home wrongful death lawsuit include:
While we understand that nothing will erase the heartache of losing your loved one, a settlement can significantly reduce stress by providing your family with the means to pay for expenses that have arisen from this tragedy. It can also give you and your loved one’s some closure knowing that justice has been served to the individual or entity responsible for your relative’s untimely death.
While every case is different, the average nursing home wrongful death case attempts to recover compensation for the following damages:
An attorney can help you file the necessary paperwork required or can do so on your behalf. In the event that negotiations or litigation is necessary, we can stand up for you in court. Whatever your legal needs, we can take care of them so you can focus on being with your loved ones during this trying time.