Nursing Home Wrongful Death in San Bernardino, California
When your loved one dies prematurely due to nursing home abuse or neglect, you may be due compensation on their behalf. If you suspect your loved one died a wrongful death, call Attorney Joel Bryant to discuss your legal rights and options.
Attorney Bryant is a local California elder abuse attorney who:
- Respects the rights of nursing home residents and chooses to work on their behalf
- Listens to his clients to learn what they hope to achieve in their legal action
- Understands the complex emotions involved in a nursing home wrongful death claim
Contact Attorney Joel Bryant to learn more about filing a wrongful death claim and how he can use his experience to to help you and your family. There is never a charge for your initial consultation.
Can a San Bernardino Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorney Help My Family?
A skilled nursing home wrongful death attorney will guide you and your family through the wrongful death claims process. A thorough investigation will begin into your loved one’s medical history and the nursing home’s patient care records.
Attorney Bryant will work tirelessly to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. This generally includes:
- Procuring your loved one’s entire facility record and medical records
- Hiring a medical expert to review these records
- Determining the type of harm and at-fault party for your loved one’s injuries
- Obtaining any additional incident reports or the medical examiner’s report
- Filing your lawsuit
- Negotiating a settlement with the nursing home
- If no settlement is possible, proceeding to trial
Filing a wrongful death claim against a nursing home will not bring back your loved one. However, it will hold the facility accountable for the mistreatment, neglect, or abuse they suffered. Call Attorney Joel Bryant today to find out if you have a potential wrongful death claim.
Causes of Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes
Although difficult to prove, wrongful death is a real danger in nursing homes. Often, wrongful death is the result of a lack of supervision and assistance with daily activities. It may also be due to the following:
- Inadequate staffing
- Poorly trained staff
- Lack of, or inadequate, medical care
- Unsafe or unsanitary living conditions
Death of nursing home residents is regularly blamed on existing health conditions. However, any of the above conditions can hasten a resident’s death. It may be wise to investigate any sudden, unexpected death.
Reporting a Suspected Nursing Home Wrongful Death
There is useful information a family can gather immediately after the unexpected death of their loved one. This information will help a law enforcement agency, human services agency, or a wrongful death attorney in an investigation.
- The name and address of the nursing home
- The dates, or approximate dates, of any incidents leading up to the death of the resident
- The time of day or work shift of each incident
- Names of any individuals or departments involved in each incident
- Specific examples of behavior or conditions observed that led to the resident’s death
It is important to write these details down as soon as possible since memories fade with the passage of time.
Compensation for Nursing Home Wrongful Death
Financial compensation can offer peace of mind after the death of a loved one. Amounts of recovery vary in nursing home wrongful death claims. However, compensation is usually available for the following:
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of affection
- Loss of monetary contribution
- Emotional suffering
- Loss of income
- Loss of guidance
If you and your family need to learn more about nursing home wrongful death and available compensation, call Attorney Joel Bryant. He can take on all of the legal aspects of your claim so you are able to focus on your mental and emotional well-being. There are time limits to file a wrongful death claim in California, so get in touch with Attorney Bryant today.