Wrongful death occurs when the negligence or carelessness of one person causes the death of another. The Tosh Law Firm has extensive experience in handling wrongful death cases associated with nursing home abuse and neglect.
Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Claim?
The laws on who can bring a wrongful death claim vary from state to state. In some cases, the wrongful death claim belongs to the surviving immediate family members. Other states require that an Estate be opened in the name of the deceased individual. Either way, having an attorney experienced in preparing and pursuing wrongful death cases is crucial.
How Is Compensation Handled In Wrongful Death Cases?
Generally, family members or beneficiaries bringing a wrongful death claim must demonstrate that the decedent died as a result of the defendant's negligence and that the surviving family members or beneficiaries are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the defendant's conduct. Often family members can collect for the pain and suffering experienced by the decedent before death as well as lost wages and loss of companionship (sometimes called "loss of consortium"), to name just a few.
If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse you should take action quickly and contact us online or call us at 214-563-7539 to set up a free consultation.