The answer to your question is maybe. It depends on a number of factors, including why your mom fell and whether the fall was the cause of her death. Before you consider your legal options it is important to consider:

  • Whether your mom died because of nursing home abuse or negligence. Did your mom fall because nursing home staff did not check on her often enough? Did your mom fall because a fall risk assessment was either not completed or the prevention techniques from the assessment were not implemented?
  • What you want to accomplish by bringing a wrongful death lawsuit. Do you want to recover damages for your mother’s funeral expenses and other costs? Do you want to hold the nursing home accountable and try to prevent this type of accident from happening again? You may be able to accomplish both of these goals through a wrongful death case.
  • How much a lawsuit will cost you. Many wrongful death lawyers will not charge you a fee unless you recover damages in settlement negotiations or at trial. Thus, there may be little cost to filing a lawsuit.

It is also important to get more information so that you can make an informed decision. To that end, we encourage you to read a FREE copy of our book, Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky, and to start a free online chat with us today.

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.

Mark K. Gray
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