Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawyer in Riverside
If your loved one died under suspicious circumstances in a nursing home, call Attorney Joel Bryant. As a family member of the deceased, you have a legal right to investigate suspected mistreatment by nursing home staff or the facility itself. Attorney Bryant can help you determine the best legal route for you and your family.
Joel Bryant is an experienced Riverside nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer who is:
- Skilled in both negotiations and trial practice
- Aggressive when dealing with insurance companies and large corporations
- Extremely knowledgeable, with the resources to relentlessly pursue compensation for his clients
You entrusted your loved one to a nursing home with the expectation that they would receive the best care possible. While no amount of money can replace your loved one, Attorney Bryant can help you receive compensation to cover medical bills and costs as well as hold the nursing home responsible for their negligence.
A Riverside Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
An experienced nursing home wrongful death lawyer can help you build a strong claim against the facility and staff responsible for the death of your loved one. This places you in the best position possible when negotiating with insurance companies or litigating your case in court.
Attorney Bryant builds your claim by:
- Investigating the cause of death
- Gathering any relevant evidence
- Reviewing medical records with experts
- Obtaining witness testimony
Contact the office of Attorney Joel Bryant today to learn more about the claim-building process and wrongful death claim resolution. There are never any upfront charges to consult with Attorney Bryant, so call to schedule your consultation now.
Causes of Nursing Home Wrongful Death
Neglect is one of the most common reasons for wrongful death in a nursing home. Nursing home neglect comes in many forms, including the following:
- Malnutrition. Malnutrition happens when staff or a facility fails to provide enough food, nutritionally needed foods, or monitor the food intake of residents
- Dehydration. Nursing homes that do not ensure a regular source of liquid both during and between meals and neglect to note residents consume liquids can cause dehydration and wrongful death to residents
- Elopement. Elopement occurs when residents with cognitive decline or disease wander from a facility resulting in harm or death to the resident
- Medication errors. When nursing homes do not manage, dispense, or monitor resident medications, severe illness and death may result
- Physical neglect. Residents with untreated, minor health problems, and unmet physical needs quickly decline and become critically ill
Any one, or a combination of the above, may lead to the wrongful death of a nursing home resident.
Proving a Nursing Home Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful death is a type of civil lawsuit generally filed by the surviving family members of the deceased. When a nursing home is involved, the lawsuit is against either individual nursing home staff or the facility itself.
To succeed in a wrongful death lawsuit, an attorney must prove four elements, including:
- Negligence. The resident died as a result of the careless or reckless actions of staff or the facility
- Breach of duty. The staff or facility owed the resident a responsibility to provide safe, adequate healthcare
- Causation. The staff or facility breached this duty, and this breach caused the wrongful death of the resident
- Damages. There were actual damages such as pain and suffering, added medical costs, loss of earnings, income, inheritance, or guidance
It is always vital to discuss complex legal claims like nursing home wrongful death lawsuits with a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer. Having a skilled elder abuse lawyer like Joel Bryant on your side may increase your chances of obtaining full and fair compensation on behalf of yourself and your loved one.
Nursing home wrongful death claims take time to prepare. However, California places strict time limits on filing these claims. Do not delay in calling Attorney Bryant’s team to set up your free case evaluation.