For the loving families of elders in nursing homes, wrongful death is an avoidable tragedy. Poorly run nursing homes are susceptible to negligence, abuse, and/or poor conditions. In some circumstances, they fall below the standard of care to some of all of their residents. If you feel that your beloved family member’s death was due to a breach of the standard of care, you should contact an experienced malpractice attorney today.
How Does Nursing Home Negligence Occur?
Wrongful death within a nursing care center can happen in a number of ways. The most common instances include:
- failure to properly administer required medications
- inadequacy in welfare check-ups
- abuse of residents by medical/care staff
- failing to appropriately monitor or treat the resident’s current health situation
Because nursing home negligence can be difficult to prove, it is important to keep all available evidence if you suspect that your loved one was the victim of wrongful death.
How Can I Make a Claim?
In a nursing care center wrongful death case, the following qualify to file a wrongful death suit:
- a child or spouse of the deceased
- Personal representative of the deceased’s estate
If a will does not appoint a representative for the estate, one will need to be named in order to proceed with a claim.
When your loved one had passed away due to a misdiagnosis of an illness, improper treatment, or medication error by a licensed physician working at a care facility, you should consider talking to an attorney that is skilled in wrongful death and malpractice cases. The attorney will first evaluate your case and discuss the path forward if they determine the case is viable. At Cardaro & Peek, we desire nothing more than to see you and your cherished one receive the justice they deserve. If you would like to learn more about filing a nursing home wrongful death lawsuit, contact us today to discuss your case.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today For Medical Negligence Case Help
Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.