Wrongful Death Lawyers in Sacramento
Was Your Loved One’s Passing Due to Elder Abuse?
Are you currently grieving the death of a loved one that resulted from neglect or abuse in a nursing home? The Law Offices of Mark Redmond is here to help you take legal action against the responsible facility. Although nothing can replace your family member, we can help you pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered due to your relative’s death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death refers to a situation where an individual has died as a result of the behavior or conduct of another. When a wrongful death lawsuit concerns a person who resided in a nursing home, a claim is filed against the facility for misconduct that resulted in the individual’s death.
Only certain individuals are permitted to file a wrongful death claim in California.
Survivors of the deceased who are eligible to file a lawsuit include:
- Domestic partners
- Financial dependents
If none of the above are present, a deceased person’s parents or siblings can file a wrongful death claim. All parties who wish to file a lawsuit must do so within two years of the date of death. Those who fail to meet this deadline will most likely forfeit the right to file at all.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes
Each year, many nursing home residents die due to injuries that could have been prevented if the staff was acting in accordance with the required standards of care. For surviving family members to file a wrongful death claim, they must prove that their loved one’s death was the direct result of the nursing home’s abuse or neglect.
There are various forms of improper care that could cause a resident’s death, including:
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Medication errors
- Unsafe or unsanitary conditions
- Failing to prevent bedsores and infections
- Inadequate medical care
- Refusing to assist with personal hygiene
Get Justice Now
If a nursing home’s negligence was the cause of your loved one’s death, you may be entitled to wrongful death compensation. Reach out to The Law Offices of Mark Redmond today to get a compassionate advocate in your corner. Our wrongful death lawyers have the knowledge and skills to help you gather the necessary evidence and build a strong case.
For help with obtaining maximum compensation, call (916) 444-8240 today.
Mark Redmond created an educational video series to train state investigators on how to detect and prove elder abuse. We hope that you find this information useful and that you'll contact us today to discuss the specific issues involved in your case.
Founder Mark Redmond will personally talk with you about your situation and represent you in litigation.
Founder Mark Redmond has more than 25 years experience litigating on behalf of elders and their families.
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