• Nav01
  • Attorney Home
  • Areas of Practice
  • Office Locations
  • Contact
  • Nav02

Wrongful Death Long Beach

Long Beach Wrongful Death Attorney

When you enroll a loved one in a nursing home program, you should expect that your loved one will be cared for and treated with respect. However, thousands of elderly individuals die due to negligence on behalf of nursing homes. Many of these victims die because of malnutrition, dehydration, medical negligence, or infected bed sores caused by a lack of attention.

While accidents happen, the Long Beach law helps to ensure that when there has been a wrongful death situation, surviving family members of a wrongful death victim can pursue action against the nursing home responsible for the wrongful death. There is, however, a two year statute of limitations associated with this law, requiring that any wrongful death claims be filed within a two-year time period from the date of death.

If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, contact Local Lawyer for a free consultation about your rights regarding nursing home abuse. We're happy to explain how nursing home negligence or abuse may have contributed to the death of your loved one.

Wrongful deaths occur in some cases because of over-crowding, lack of trained staff, or lack of available staff. Often, wrongful death incidents can be attributed to one individual or to multiple individuals or procedures within a nursing home environment. Incidents that may lead to wrongful deaths may include:

  • Uncontrolled infections
  • Neglect
  • Falls
  • Bone fractures or breaks
  • Unsanitary environments
  • Lack of supervision leading to wondering
  • Chemical or physical restraints
  • Neglected health conditions
  • Medical negligence

Keep in mind that when you file a wrongful death suit, you are not only taking steps to rectify the wrongs that were done to your loved one, but you are also taking steps to stop other nursing home patients from being mistreated. Often, nursing homes that have experienced a wrongful death will take steps to conceal the true cause of the wrongful death.

For example, they might tell family members that an individual died in his sleep when the cause of death was something else. They may also withhold evidence, such as clothing or autopsy authorization, in order to try to cover up any sign of wrongful death. In such a case, the victim may have an unexplained injury.

As a loved one, it is essential that you take steps to investigate your loved one's death by looking for specific causes of the death. Remember: nursing homes are in business to provide care 24hours a day. Therefore, someone should be able to answer questions about your loved one's condition - no matter what time of day he or she passed away.

Contact The McIntosh Law Group today for more information about how you can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one. By taking steps now, you will not only help to uncover the truth behind your loved one's care, but you will also help to prevent the mistreatment of nursing home patients in the future.

We offer free consultations to help you get started defending your loved one's rights today. Plus, we only receive compensation for awarded damages, so there's no risk or obligation when you contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys.