Sadly, some nursing home residents in Wisconsin die as the result of negligence on the part of the nursing home. Such deaths are devastating. After all, we trust nursing homes to provide our senior loved ones with quality care and don’t expect this type of tragedy ever to occur. Read on to learn more about wrongful death cases in Wisconsin nursing homes.
If you lose a loved one due to negligent care at a WI care facility, reach out to the experienced Wisconsin nursing home abuse lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC. We can inform you of your legal options, and ensure your rights remain protected should you decide to pursue a case. Call us at (715) 343-2850 today, or reach out online to schedule a free consultation of your case.
There are several reasons wrongful death occurs in nursing homes, including:
If negligence played a role in your loved one’s death, you might be able to file a wrongful death claim against their nursing home in certain scenarios. For example, if your senior loved one died because they were abused by a nursing aide who wasn’t properly screened for criminal history, the nursing home may be held accountable. Also, if the nursing home knows that one of its residents is violent, yet doesn’t do anything to prevent them from hurting others, the administration of the nursing home may be liable as well.
If your senior left behind a spouse and children, any compensation recovered from a wrongful death claim can be divided among them. In the event they did not have any children, the spouse may collect all the compensation.
If there are children in the picture, but there is no living spouse, each child may file their own wrongful death claim and prove damages on their own. If you do file a wrongful death claim for your senior loved one’s death, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial costs, loss of financial contributions, loss of inheritance, and loss of companionship.
If you’ve lost a loved one who you believe died wrongfully in a Wisconsin nursing home, it is in your best interest to consult Studinski Law, LLC. You can trust us to perform a thorough investigation of your case, determine liability, and fight for you to recover the fair compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (715) 343-2850 to schedule a free consultation of your case.