Orange County Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorney
If you’ve lost a loved one due to poor care at a nursing home, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. To get compensation for your loved one’s suffering and untimely death, it’s important that you be represented by an experienced Orange County nursing home wrongful death attorney.
Since 2002, Siegel Law has been on a crusade against the abuse and neglect of the elderly. Contact us today to explore your legal options during a free consultation with an elder neglect lawyer in Orange County, CA.
Protecting Elderly Victims of Abuse & Neglect
Deciding to put loved ones into assisted living is one of the hardest decisions a family will ever have to make. Ultimately, this decision is made with the well-being of the patients in mind. Since the loved one can no longer care for him- or herself, the family entrusts the nursing home with the patient’s day-to-day care. This often includes administering medications, feeding, bathing, and monitoring vital signs.
A good nursing home has a competent, well-trained, and compassionate staff. But if a nursing home’s staff is neglectful or poorly-trained, they put patients’ lives at risk. Our Orange County nursing home wrongful death lawyers can fight for justice if you have lost a loved one due to nursing home negligence.
Nursing Home Dangers
Though they were once robust members of our society, nursing home patients are now at the mercy of their caregivers. Sadly, not all caregivers employed by nursing homes are worthy of that title.
While we’ve all heard the horror stories about nursing home workers emotionally and physically abusing patients, the truth is that incompetence and neglect can be just as deadly. Many nursing home patients are injured or killed because their caregivers weren’t properly trained and made medication errors.
Inattentiveness and neglect can be equally as harmful, particularly for bedridden and immobilized patients. Patients confined to beds or wheelchairs are in danger of developing bed sores if their bodies are not repositioned frequently. Bed sores are not only painful; they can become infected or gangrenous, potentially leading to death. Nursing home staff needs to be attentive and routinely inspect patients for bed sores and other health issues.
Malnutrition is another result of patient neglect. Staff forgetting to feed patients or not noticing if they are eating can make an already-sick person even weaker and endanger his or her life.
Wrongful Death and Elder Abuse Damages
If you’ve lost a loved one due to nursing home negligence or abuse, you may be entitled to compensation. An Orange County nursing home wrongful death attorney at Siegel Law can help you recover any of the following damages:
Funeral and burial expenses
Loss of future benefits, like medical benefits and retirement
Loss of love, companionship, friendship, guidance, etc.
Pain and suffering of the deceased before he or she died
Loss of future income
Your attorney’s fees and expenses incurred while pursuing your case
Experienced Legal Representation
Wrongful death lawsuits can be difficult for family members due to the emotions involved. By enlisting an experienced wrongful death attorney, you can grieve and move on while he does the dirty work of dealing with the insurance companies. Travis Siegel has been a tireless champion for those who built the society we live in but now dwell in their twilight years. Call our office at (562) 645-4145 or contact us online today.