Nursing homes hold high levels of responsibility when it comes to the care, safety and wellbeing of the patients they serve. Once an elder patient enters the nursing home, the staff is responsible to fulfill their duties of providing all necessary medications, caring for the patient and acting as an overall advocate for the patients’ health.
When an elder person is living in a nursing home, we find comfort in the fact that they have medical and waiting staff available all hours of the day. If the patient was in good standing health prior to the death, you deserve answers, closure and assistance in paying any medical bills and funeral expenses.
Common causes of wrongful death in nursing homes include:
- Physical abuse
- Fall accidents
- Medication errors
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- And more.
All of these causes have one thing in common: they could have been avoided if the proper care, attention and responsibilities had been fulfilled. There is no excuse for a life to be prematurely taken due to the carelessness and negligence of a nursing home.
Fighting against nursing homes in unexplained death cases is not easy. They make false claims to defend themselves and save their public image. They tend to blame the patient for being in poor health prior to their arrival, but when negligence is factored in, it is never the patients fault for their own death.
If your loved one has died due to the carelessness and negligence of a nursing home, don’t wait. You deserve the explanations to ease your mind, and compensation to cover all funeral costs, medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering.
Fellows Hymowitz Can Help
Call us today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call, one of our experienced New York and New Jersey Unexplained Death attorneys will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you. We will help you find answers and fight hard to protect your rights.
At Fellows Hymowitz, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and you owe us nothing unless we recover for you. Call us today to learn how we may be able to help.
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