Nursing Homes and Wrongful Death

file3451272140532It is not uncommon for nursing facilities and long-term care homes to be involved in lawsuits, even those involving wrongful death. Negligence on the part of the nursing facility staff are often cited as the prime causes of an injury or death for their residents. Patients and family members of patients have the right to bring these care facilities to justice and collect any compensation they deserve. A recent wrongful death case involving a facility has led to some new laws to help beneficiaries of an estate recollect the money that had been allocated toward medical expenses.

If you or a loved one have experienced an injury or death related to negligence at a nursing home or long-term care facility, you may wish to speak to an attorney who can help you obtain the compensation you and your family deserve. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, PA provides a FREE initial consultation to discuss your case. Simply call (305) 371-6000 or toll free at (877)-475-2905. You can also contact us online at info@gslawusa.com.

Wrongful Death Suit in Oklahoma

Colonial Terrace Care Center LLC is a long-term care nursing facility in Oklahoma that has recently been involved in a wrongful death claim for a deceased patient. According to reports, the administrator of the estate of the deceased patient filed the petition in Mayes County District Court. The patient was admitted to the care facility following injuries related to an automobile accident. Colonial Terrace Care Center LLC was meant to be a place for the patient to receive continued care after being released from the hospital.

According to the lawyer involved in the wrongful death suit, the employees at the care center were negligent in their work, which possibly caused the death of the patient. Additionally, the petition states that the estate had incurred medical expenses, which ultimately damaged the heirs of the estate. The attorney involved in the case is currently seeking an excess of $75,000 in total compensation. Currently, the case is still underway but should be a caution to any and all long-term care facilities that all regulations should be followed at all times to ensure proper patient care.

What You Can Do

If you or a loved one has experienced negligence at a nursing facility, it is never too late to seek the advice from a professional attorney experienced dealing with personal injury law and wrongful death. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, PA know the ins and outs of dealing with personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits and understand the importance of recovering lost wages, estate assets, and money due to medical costs. Call us today for a FREE consultation to discuss your case at 1-877-475-2905, or send us an email at info@gslawusa.com. The first consultation will help us understand your particular case, and you will not owe any fees unless we take on the case and collect compensation on your behalf.

 

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