Nursing home wrongful death

Generally, a wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of the negligent conduct of another. Wrongful death in nursing homes usually occurs due to abuse or neglect, as well as other elderly care misconduct situations. A majority of wrongful death claims which are filed involve nursing home abuse and neglect.

Causes of wrongful death in nursing homes

Wrongful death in nursing homes may occur due to the following:

Deplorable nursing home conditions

Several months ago 7 Eyewitness News launched an investigation into area hospitals after receiving a troubling call from a nursing home resident. The investigation brought to light a number of disturbing issues occurring in Upstate New York nursing homes. 

Nursing home abuse

Very recently the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare proposed a rule banning forced arbitration in federally funded long term facilities. Forced arbitration clauses are often signed without the resident, or their families, fully comprehending the legal implications of such clauses.