Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes

Wrongful death in nursing homes may stem from a variety of sources such as the failure of nursing home staff to their job properly.

If your loved one was a victim of wrongful death in a nursing home, you may be able to bring a claim against the parties who may have caused the wrongful death.

In wrongful death lawsuits, those allowed to sue are called the “real parties in interest”. This may include:

  • Immediate Family: Immediate family members are allowed to sue in all states. Spouses, children of the deceased, and parents of unmarried children are all considered immediate family in wrongful death lawsuits.
  • Life Partners, Putative Spouses and Financial Dependents: In some locations, those who were formerly financially dependent on the deceased are allowed to bring a wrongful death suit. “Putative spouses,” people who believed that they were legally married to the deceased, and life partners also may qualify.
  • Distant Family Members: Depending on the state, distant family members like brothers, sisters and grandparents may be allowed to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

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If your loved one suffered a wrongful death as a result of negligent actions in a nursing home, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. This will ensure that the circumstances are investigated, the evidence collected, and the responsible parties identified in a timely manner. The attorneys at Jacoby and Meyers, LLP NY, have experience in handling wrongful death lawsuits. We will passionately and skilfully fight for your rights and the maximum compensatory damages you are entitled to. Call us at 1-877-504-5562 or email [email protected].

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