Your loved one was going to die. She was living in a nursing home to care for her physical needs and you didn’t expect her to live independently again. However, she didn’t have to die as soon as she did, and she didn’t have to die in the possibly painful, scary, and degrading way that she did.
She Didn’t Have to Die Because of Nursing Home Negligence
Your loved one deserved to receive reasonable care in her Iowa nursing home. If the staff failed to provide reasonable care and if their actions, or inactions, caused her death, then your family may have a wrongful death claim against the nursing home.
There are two important reasons for bringing a wrongful death claim when nursing home negligence results in a fatality. First, and foremost, you are sending a message that nursing home negligence is wrong and that it is against the law. You are holding those who caused your loved one’s death accountable for their actions. Second, your family may be entitled to damages for things such as medical expenses incurred as a result of the negligence, funeral expenses, out-of-pocket costs, pain, suffering, and other damages.
Call an Experienced Iowa Wrongful Death Lawyer If Your Loved One Was Killed by Nursing Home Negligence
You can expect that the nursing home is going to fight your claim, in most instances. Accordingly, it is important to be prepared and to do what you can to protect your family’s rights and your loved one’s memory. For more information, please contact an experienced Iowa wrongful death attorney today at 515-984-0091 for a free consultation.