Nursing Home Wrongful Deaths
Lost someone you love? Call our Wrongful Death Attorneys.
Did your loved one die while in the care of a nursing home facility? It is a sad truth that wrongful deaths occur nationwide throughout nursing homes—a place where the elderly are expected to receive the personalized care and attention they deserve. If the death is unexplained or otherwise suspicious, you should not hesitate to discuss your case with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney from Pintas & Mullins today.
Nursing home wrongful deaths are often caused by caregiver abuse or negligence. This is due to several factors, such as understaffing and overworking employees, negligent hiring practices, or poor training.
Signs of Elder Abuse & Negligence that Can Lead to Wrongful Death
Residents who do not receive proper care are much more likely to die prematurely. Such abuse may come from issues related to malnourishment and dehydration—which can lead to heart failure or physical degradation. In other cases, the resident may suffer from poor hygiene that leaves them vulnerable to infection and disease. Abuse or neglect can also cause unprevented, undiagnosed, and untreated bedsores that cause infection and ultimately septic shock, which is often fatal.
Other signs of abuse and neglect at a nursing home include:
- Changes to a patient’s medication schedule
- Medication errors
- Use of chemical restraint – such as giving powerful antipsychotic drugs (Seroquel, Risperdal) to residents without consent medical necessity
- Abusive use of physical restraints
- Improperly monitoring patients
Demand Justice with a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Many nursing homes attempt to cover-up criminal or negligent acts following a wrongful death. In fact, reports show that as many as 8 out of 10 deceased seniors never even receive an autopsy. Do not let nursing homes get away with sweeping their abusive or negligent practices under the rug; it will only allow this behavior to continue and harm more residents. Contact our nursing home abuse law firm – we handle nursing home wrongful death cases nationwide and will meet our clients anywhere.