Nursing Home Neglect
Wrongful Death in a Nursing Home
Losing a loved one is always very difficult; however, losing a loved one because nursing home care providers neglected or abused your loved one is especially difficult. When an individual dies as the result of nursing home abuse or neglect in a Philadelphia / Pennsylvania or New Jersey nursing home, family members have the legal right to file a nursing home abuse / neglect lawsuit. That’s where a wrongful death attorney such as Brian P. Murphy comes into play. Family members have the right to receive financial compensation for the loss of their loved ones. Contact nursing home wrongful death attorney Brian P. Murphy for a free consultation.
Defining Nursing Home Wrongful Death
Wrongful death at a nursing home occurs when a nursing home resident dies as a direct result of injuries that were caused by the neglectful or abusive behavior of nursing home care providers. The injuries causing the wrongful death can vary. Some common types of injuries resulting in nursing home wrongful death and those warranting the call to a wrongful death attorney include: bed sores, infections, falls / fractures, medication errors, malnutrition, dehydration, and subdural hematomas. Nursing home wrongful death may also occur if a resident causes the death of another resident and the nursing home fails to take action to prevent the death from occurring. Typically, this happens when a Philadelphia / PA or NJ nursing home fails to properly monitor and supervise residents.
Irrespective of how a nursing home wrongful death occurs whether it be by neglect of facility care providers or abuse by another resident, the loved ones of the deceased resident have legal rights. Laws in Philadelphia / PA and NJ allow family members to file a nursing home lawsuit against the nursing home and/or individual care providers and be compensated for the loss of their loved one.
Filing a legal action against a nursing home for wrongful death is very complicated. You need the experience of a nursing home attorney to assist you. Brian P. Murphy, Esq. is a well-regarded Philadelphia / PA and NJ nursing home litigator. Contact Mr. Murphy for a free consultation. He has filed a litany of nursing home lawsuits against nursing homes for wrongful death. Learn your rights today.
Who Can Bring a Nursing Home Wrongful Death Claim
What differentiates nursing home wrongful death claims from traditional nursing home abuse or neglect claims is the individual who brings the claim. Typically, nursing home abuse claims are brought by the injured party. However, when the injured party has died, Philadelphia / PA and NJ law requires that another individual bring the wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate of the decedent. If the decedent died with a Will (testate), his or her executor or executrix has the legal authority to bring the wrongful death action. If the decedent died without a Will (intestate) then certain individuals such as the decedent’s spouse, children or siblings can be named as the administrator or administratrix. Under Philadelphia / PA and NJ law, a wrongful death claim can be brought if the decedent would have been able to file a personal injury claim had he or she lived.
In order to fully understand your rights, contact nursing home attorney Brian P. Murphy. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney, such as Brian P. Murphy, regularly deals with nursing home wrongful death cases in Philadelphia / Pennsylvania and New Jersey. If you suspect your loved one has passed away due, in part or in whole, to nursing home abuse or neglect, you should contact Mr. Murphy. He will take the time to explain to you every legal option you have available.
Contact Wrongful Death Attorney Brian P. Murphy
Brian P. Murphy, Esq. is an experienced and well-regarded nursing home abuse attorney who has successfully represented many elderly residents subjected to nursing home abuse and neglect. Mr. Murphy handles cases throughout Philadelphia / Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and practices law at a well-established law firm in Trenton, NJ. If you see signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, take immediate action today. Contact nursing home abuse attorney, Brian P. Murphy for a free consultation.
All Philadelphia / PA and NJ nursing home abuse and neglect cases are billed on a contingency fee basis. All Philadelphia / Pennsylvania and New Jersey nursing home wrongful death cases are personally handled by Brian Murphy.
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