Residents of a nursing home typically rely on the staff for all their basic necessities. When those needs continue to go unmet, the outcome could be fatal. Neglect in a nursing home comes in a variety of forms and could ultimately lead to a wrongful death lawsuit. If you have a loved one who inexplicably or unexpectedly passed away in a nursing home, the facility could be to blame in a wrongful death. AT LEIP Law, one of our nursing home injury attorneys can help bring justice for your loved one.
Typical Causes in A Nursing Home
While nursing home residents may be frail and in their final stages of life, there is no reason they should be neglected by the staff. Nursing home staff members are entrusted with the important responsibility of caring for these residents. That means providing them with the appropriate medications, keeping them hydrated and nourished while also maintaining the upkeep of the facility so that it is a safe environment. If any of those conditions are not met, there is a greater chance for a wrongful death. Here is a look at some of the most common causes of wrongful deaths in nursing homes:
- Slip and fall
- Medication error
- Unsanitary conditions
If you suspect that any of these instances played a part in the death of a family member or loved one, contact LEIP Law. We will investigate the matter in great detail and that includes collect evidence, along with staff and resident testimony. We will gather all that information and then proceed down a legal avenue. That could lead to a large sum of compensation for family members who have lost a loved one.
Settling Your death lawsuit Successfully
Not every wrongful death situation is going to wind up in court. Nursing homes typically look to settle these cases before they can reach that far. That doesn’t mean families have to settle. Our legal team will abide by our client’s wishes and pursue the matter according to their intentions. In the event that the case winds up in court, we will also take care of the litigation. Our goal is to bring justice to those responsible for these unfortunate occurrences.
If you have a family member who has suffered a nursing home wrongful death or any other nursing home injury in Columbia, SC, the team at LEIP Law is ready to step in and help.