Right now you know only what the doctors are telling you. Your mom suffered a significant medical event, she was taken from her nursing home to the hospital, and she died. What the doctors are not telling you is why it happened. While your mother was old and not in the best of health, there is something that is not adding up for you. It simply doesn’t make sense that she got so sick so quickly…unless something happened.
Don’t Trust the Nursing Home to Give You Information Unless it Has To
Chances are that nursing home staff and the doctors who attended to your mom know whether your mom was hurt by medical malpractice while she was a patient in the nursing home. However, they are unlikely to tell you the truth about what happened unless they are legally obligated to do so.
If you have a good reason to suspect that medical malpractice might have caused your mother’s death, then you might consider bringing a medical malpractice or nursing home negligence case against the physician and nursing home who provided her treatment. Once a wrongful death claim has been started, you can get the doctors and nursing home to answer the questions that you have through the legal discovery process. This may include such methods as:
- Written interrogatories.
- Requests for medical records.
- Requests for other documents.
Together, this information can give you the answers that you are looking for and, if appropriate, the proof that you need to recover damages after your loved one’s tragic death.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.