State and federal regulations require nursing homes to have written policies covering the rights of residents and each facility must implement such policies and explain them to the resident. Any person requiring nursing home care should be able to enter any nursing home and receive appropriate care, be treated with courtesy and enjoy civil and legal rights such as:
If a nursing home fails to fulfill their responsibilities correctly, nursing home workers may cause an elderly person’s death. Unfortunately, nursing home residents die each year as a result of nursing home neglect and abuse. In many cases, injuries resulting in death at a nursing home could have been prevented if proper standards of care were followed. If a family member dies as a direct result of nursing home negligence, neglect or abuse, contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer immediately see what you can be compensated for.
There are a number of interested parties who may be allowed to sue in the event of elder wrongful death. These “real parties in interest” may include:
In proving a wrongful death claim, it is important you save any evidence that could be used in proving the basis of the claim such as photographs of injuries, medical records, contaminated clothing, and saved testimonies. Bring all evidence to an experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer who can take your case to the court and get you the compensation you deserve.
Your lawyer will need to prove that the defendant’s conduct has been responsible for the death of your loved one. He or she will need to show that a nursing home was negligent and there must be monetary damages that have resulted from the decedent’s death. Keep in mind, family members have a fixed period of time in which a wrongful death claim may be filed after the death of a loved one. California requires a wrongful death claim to be filed within two years of the date of the decedent’s death.
There are a number of different damages you can be compensated for in a wrongful death claim. They are typically dividing according to whether they compensate the estate for losses associated with the death or the surviving family members for the personal losses they suffered as a result of the death. These include:
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