My loved one died after choking in a nursing home. Why should I file a wrongful death lawsuit?

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Your loved one died not because of her age or illness, but instead because of a choking incident at her nursing home. Right now, you are mourning the loss of your loved one and, before you can decide whether or not to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home, you need to understand why you might want to take action. After all, a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring your loved one back and you do not need any additional stress in your life during this already difficult time.

But There Are Benefits to Consider

As you consider whether or not to pursue legal action, it is important to think about the potential benefits of a wrongful death case. The benefits include:

  • Compensation for any financial losses related to your loved one’s death. This includes, but is not limited to, any medical costs your loved one incurred as a result of the choking incident.
  • Compensation for any pain and suffering caused by your loved one’s death. Your loved one’s physical pain and emotional suffering prior to death may be included in a wrongful death recovery.
  • Encouraging the nursing home to develop safer policies and procedures. As a result of legal action, the nursing home may develop new or revised policies and procedures to prevent future choking incidents.

Other benefits, such as compensation for your family’s suffering and your loved one’s funeral costs, may also be possible.

Make the Informed Decision That Is Right for You and Your Family

Every potential wrongful death case is unique. What happened to your loved one, the potential evidence against the nursing home, your potential legal recovery, and your own opinions need to be weighed carefully so that you can make a fully informed decision about whether to pursue a claim. 

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