When A Resident Of A Nursing Home Dies, What Benefits Is The Family Entitled To?
A: Many families think that because their loved one was sick and elderly, that there is no recourse for death at a nursing home. When a person dies at a Florida nursing home due to abuse, neglect, medication errors, poor care, or an infection that wasn’t treated properly, the victim’s family may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
The nursing home will generally not tell the victim’s family that the cause of death was their fault. The report may read “heart failure”, but the underlying cause may have been malnutrition. This is why it is critical for families to talk with a Florida nursing home abuse attorney if a wrongful death situation is suspected. An attorney will investigate the cause of death to determine if nursing home abuse or neglect was the cause.
When a nursing home facility causes one of their residents to endure a premature death, they have a responsibility to the victim’s family. If the proper standard of care wasn’t followed, the family of the victim should talk to a skilled nursing home wrongful death lawyer to find out if they have a wrongful death claim in Florida and what compensation they are entitled to.
If your loved one prematurely died under the care of a nursing home, you may have rights under a wrongful death lawsuit. Call a Fort Lauderdale nursing home abuse attorney at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 954-807-1334 for a free legal consultation today.