A nursing home wrongful death case is something that you should consider after consulting with an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorney. While not all nursing home resident suicides are wrongful deaths, some are, and nursing homes should be held accountable and grieving family members should make legal recoveries in these cases.
When Is a Nursing Home Suicide a Wrongful Death?
Nursing homes owe their residents a duty of care. When this duty of care is breached and the breach in the duty of care results in a resident committing suicide, it may be considered a wrongful death under the law. In order to determine if a nursing home violated its duty of care, it is important to know:
- Whether the nursing home knew, or should have known, that your loved one was contemplating suicide
- What reasonable nursing home workers would have done in similar circumstances
- What your loved one’s nursing home workers did in these circumstances
This will require you to gather evidence that the nursing home may not be willing to turn over unless it is legally required to do so. Our experienced attorneys can find out what really happened to your loved one and whether the nursing home was negligent by requesting certain documents, by conducting depositions, by sending interrogatories, and by working with expert witnesses.
Consult With an Experienced Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawyer as Soon as Possible
Your time to file a wrongful death lawsuit is limited by Kentucky law. Do not let this opportunity pass without gathering more information about your rights and learning about whether you should file a wrongful death case. Instead, contact our experienced lawyers at any time to get the information you need to make an informed decision. We would be pleased to provide you with a free and confidential consultation. You can also learn more by reading our free book right now, Fighting Back Against Nursing Home Abuse: What Families Need to Know to Help Their Loved One. Even after your loved one’s death, there may be things you can do to protect your loved one’s legacy and to prevent this tragedy from happening to other families.