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Wrongful Death

Frost & Beck, P.C. is a Colorado law firm devoted solely to victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and their families.

Denver Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawyers

Empathetic & Experienced Attorneys Based in Denver, Serving all of Colorado

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:

  • Funeral
  • Medical bills
  • And other expenses

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.

To talk about your situation with an empathetic advocate, contact us online or call (720) 408-4402 to schedule an appointment with a nursing home wrongful death attorney today.

How Can You Prove Wrongful Death in a Nursing Home?

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:

  • Proof of damages
  • Cause of death
  • Proof that a breach of duty occurred
  • Proof of negligence

What Are Common Causes of Wrongful Death Cases in Nursing Homes?

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:

Who Can Sue a Nursing Home for Wrongful Death?

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.

When To Call an Experienced Attorney

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:

  • Receiving financial compensation to pay for medical and funeral expenses
  • Holding the nursing home and staff responsible for their actions
  • Potentially making headlines and bringing awareness to the problem

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.

What Is the Average Nursing Home Wrongful Death Settlement?

While every case is different, the average nursing home wrongful death case attempts to recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical bills incurred as a result of the abuse or neglect leading to the individual's death
  • Punitive damages intended to punish the nursing home facilities for their neglect
  • Pain and suffering experienced by the victim and their family following their death

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.

Contact us today by writing to us online or calling (720) 408-4402. We specialize in cases of nursing home wrongful death throughout the state of Colorado.