Wrongful death is a tragic and devastating event that can occur in nursing homes due to neglect. Neglect in nursing homes can take many forms, from failure to provide proper medical care, to lack of hygiene and nutrition, to physical and emotional abuse. When a loved one dies as a result of neglect in a nursing home, it can be difficult to come to terms with the loss, and it is important to hold those responsible accountable.
One of the most common causes of wrongful death in nursing homes is neglect of medical care. This can include failure to properly diagnose and treat illnesses, failure to administer medication as prescribed, or failure to provide appropriate wound care. In some cases, residents may be left without proper care for extended periods of time, leading to serious health complications and even death.
Another major cause of wrongful death in nursing homes is lack of hygiene and nutrition. Many residents in nursing homes are unable to care for themselves, and rely on staff to provide basic necessities like bathing, grooming, and meals.
Physical and emotional abuse is also a major cause of wrongful death in nursing homes. Residents may be subjected to physical or emotional abuse by staff or other residents, leading to serious injuries or emotional distress. In some cases, abuse may be so severe that it leads to death.
In order to prevent neglect in nursing homes, facilities must have adequate staffing levels, properly trained staff, and policies and procedures in place to address and prevent abuse or neglect. Regular inspections and oversight by state regulatory agencies can also help to ensure that facilities are meeting the necessary standards of care.
If a loved one has passed away due to neglect in a nursing home, it’s important to take immediate action. Report the incident to the facility management and state regulatory agency overseeing the facility. It’s also important to document any injuries and gather any witness statements.
If you suspect that a loved one has been a victim of nursing home malpractice and is at, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. You can reach us at 877-857-5677. It’s important to report any abuse or neglect as soon as possible. You can also report any abuse or neglect to the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) hotline at 1-800-962-2873, and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) hotline at 1-888-419-3456. These hotlines are available 24/7 and are staffed by trained professionals who can take immediate action to protect your loved one.
At Your Insurance Attorney, our attorneys have the experience and resources to help you navigate the legal process and hold the facility accountable for their actions. We will work to ensure that your loved one’s memory is honored and that they receive the justice they deserve.
As experienced members of The American Trial Lawyers Association, AAJ Leaders Forum, Florida Legal Elite and American Board of trial Advocates, our attorneys have been handling these cases for almost 30 years and have a proven track record of success in holding nursing homes accountable for wrongful death due to neglect.
No family should have to go through the loss of a loved one due to nursing home neglect. If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of neglect in a nursing home, do not hesitate to reach out to our attorneys. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of nursing home residents and holding facilities accountable for neglect and abuse that leads to wrongful death.