When you make the often-difficult decision to place an elder or infirm family member in a nursing home, you trust that he or she is getting the right care. In many, many cases, this is the absolute truth. Those who work in such facilities are usually dedicated to providing residents with excellent care and attention.
Unfortunately, there are occasions when the system fails Pennsylvania elders and wrongful death occurs. Grieving families may be at a loss over how to handle the situation when they suspect wrongful death. In some cases, they are not even sure whether negligence played a role in the loss of their loved one.
Our attorneys recommend that you seek a legal review and opinion if the death of your elder nursing home resident raises suspicion. This is even more important if you or your loved one were already having problems while living in the facility. Some of the issues that could cause or contribute to wrongful death in such facilities include:
- Unsanitary conditions
- Lack of supervision and/or neglect
- The frequent wandering of residents
- Unaddressed bed sores or other wounds
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Medication errors
- Physical abuse of residents
- Frequent resident falls
- Persistent and serious infections
If your family member suffered a wrongful death inside the nursing home, you can take legal action to hold the responsible parties to account. While many forms of financial damages are available in such cases, serving justice for your wronged loved one should always be the primary goal of your legal team.
Please, continue reading the information on our website, including our legal blog, if you would like more information about wrongful death or nursing home negligence.