Due to their advanced age and often frail health, nursing home residents die at a rate that vastly exceeds the population as a whole. That does not mean that all or even most nursing home deaths are inevitable or unpreventable. Every year, hundreds of nursing home residents lose their lives because they were not properly cared for, or, worse, they were victims of abuse. If you suspect your loved one’s death in a nursing home was due to abuse or neglect, you may be eligible for substantial compensation.
The Oklahoma City death lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will hold the parties liable who caused or contributed to your loved one’s death with their abuse or neglect. We will investigate the situation, gather evidence, and pursue the liable parties in court. Our job is to make sure they are held liable for their misdeeds and that you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Our attorneys never charge a fee until we recover compensation for you. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation today, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
Causes of Suspicious Nursing Home Deaths
Most nursing home deaths are due to natural causes – the resident passes away because of their advanced age or chronic or acute health condition that necessitated skilled nursing care, to begin with. Just because a person who passes away happens to be elderly or not in the best of health does not mean the death was inevitable. Nursing home residents sometimes die because of abuse, neglect, or lack of care. In these situations, the caregiver and the facility are financially – and sometimes criminally – liable for the death.
The Oklahoma City nursing home abuse attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you take action against the responsible parties no matter how your loved one’s death occurred. We want to hear from you even if you are merely suspicious but not sure that abuse or neglect played a role in your loved one’s death. We help family members of nursing home residents recover settlements for deaths of loved ones caused by:
Falls are a leading cause of death and severe injury among the elderly. If your loved one fell at a nursing home, their caregiver or the facility may be liable for negligence, especially if your loved one was physically frail and prone to accidents. Their caregiver had a responsibility to watch them closely or spot them as they tried to get around.
Poisoning or overmedication leading to deaths in nursing homes may occur when an elderly resident who is not of sound mind gets their hands on medication that should be kept out of reach. Residents with dementia and other forms of mental decline should be administered medication only under the supervision of a caregiver. If they managed to take medicine without someone else knowing, then whoever left the medicine in a place the resident could reach it may be liable.
Lack of Nutrition
Even if your loved one is a finicky eater or tries to decline food, it is their caregivers’ duty to make sure they get enough to eat. If your loved one lost their life from poor nutrition or too few calories, we can hold the facility or their caregiver liable.
Failure to Receive Necessary Medical Care
Medical events are inevitable in nursing homes, but that does not mean deaths from those events should be. Residents who have medical emergencies can often be saved if a caregiver recognizes what is happening and gets help in time.
Sadly, nursing home residents die every year from violence and other forms of abuse. We will go after anyone whose violent or aggressive actions contributed to your loved one’s death.
To learn more about how an Oklahoma City death lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you hold liable the parties who caused your loved one’s nursing home death, call us for a free consultation.
Responsible Parties in Your Loved One’s Death
Once we conduct your free nursing home death case evaluation and get started on your case, we will investigate and determine exactly who was responsible for the death of your loved one. It could be more than one party, depending on the circumstances surrounding the death. If any person or entity is liable in any way, we will identify them and hold them accountable.
The responsible parties for your loved one’s death in an Oklahoma City nursing home may include:
- Your loved one’s caregiver;
- A manager or supervisor charged with overseeing your loved one’s caregiver;
- The facility director or owner;
- The facility itself.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today to discuss the death of your loved one, who may be responsible, and how you can hold them accountable and collect a financial award.
For a free legal consultation with an death lawyer serving Oklahoma City, call (800) 842-6336
Your Nursing Home Death Compensation in Oklahoma City
If your loved one passed away because of negligence, abuse, or neglect by another party or parties, you may be eligible for wrongful death compensation that includes:
- Burial costs
- Funeral expenses
- Hospice or medical care prior to your loved one’s death
- Loss of love, guidance, and companionship
- Pain and suffering (compensation for your physical and emotional distress according to Legal Information Institute)
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The Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Cases
The statute of limitations in Oklahoma for wrongful death claims is typically two years, but this can vary based on a number of factors, including the specific circumstances of your case. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can get started right away and can file a quick lawsuit if needed to keep your case active.
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The Oklahoma City death lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm want to get started on your case today. We will fight for fair compensation on your behalf, and we do not charge a fee unless or until you receive a financial award. For a free case evaluation, call us.