The loss of a loved one is always difficult for the surviving family members. When your loved one’s death is due to abuse in a nursing home setting where they should have been safe, the angst your family feels can quickly become frustration and overwhelm you. If you believe their Boca Raton nursing home contributed to your loved one’s death, you could have the basis of a financial compensation lawsuit.
If you are determined to hold the nursing home where your loved one was a resident responsible for the negligence or abuse that led to their death, a Boca Raton death lawyer on our team is ready to stand with you in pursuit of financial recovery. Contact the nursing home abuse team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling (800) 747-3733 today. We never shy away from tough cases or stop fighting for the best possible financial outcome for you and your family.
Pursuing a Nursing Home Abuse or Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If someone you love is a resident in a Boca Raton nursing home, you expect them to be treated with dignity and respect. If they are victimized by nursing home abuse or neglect that leads to their demise, your family may be entitled to financial recovery. When you are ready to hold the nursing home responsible for your loved one’s death, our team may be able to help you determine the type and amount of compensation to pursue and the time you have to seek financial recovery.
- Florida’s nursing home abuse statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of your loved one’s injury, according to Florida Statutes §400.0236
- Florida’s wrongful death statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of your loved one’s death, according to Florida Statutes §95.11
Your family may be entitled to financial compensation for the death of your loved one. Your lawyer will help you determine the best course of action to take.
Determine Your Filing Status
The unexpected, tragic, or otherwise avoidable death of a loved one will take an emotional toll on your entire family. According to Florida Statutes §768.21, only certain members of the decedent’s family can file a wrongful death insurance claim or lawsuit for financial recovery. Eligible family members may include:
- The decedent’s biological or adopted parents
- The decedent’s spouse
- The decedent’s biological or adopted children
- The decedent’s biological or adopted siblings, if they relied on them for support
Explain your relationship to the deceased person to the lawyer who represents your claim. They will help you determine your eligibility to pursue financial compensation for the loss of your loved one.
Damages You May Be Entitled to for the Loss of Your Loved One
If your elderly loved one died in their Boca Raton nursing home because of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect, the law allows you to seek financial compensation from the at-fault nursing home or their insurance company. The recoverable damages you can request may include:
- Medical care related to the abuse that caused your loved one’s death
- Reasonable medical and funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Loss of companionship
As you prepare your compensation claim and assign it a financial value, your lawyer will work with you to ensure the accuracy of your assessment and to make sure you receive the financial payout you and your family deserve.
Forms of Abuse That Could Have Precipitated Your Loved One’s Death
Choosing a nursing home for your elderly loved one means you actively look for the best facility your family can afford that offers the highest level of care. When the nursing home you trusted to provide good, supportive care for your loved one fails them, your loved one can end up as the victim of abuse that might lead to their early demise. When that happens, your family could have the basis of a nursing home abuse or neglect insurance claim or lawsuit. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), nursing home abuse typically takes one of the following forms:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Overt neglect
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
Your lawyer might request copies of your loved one’s medical records to uncover the cause of their death and to determine the extent and severity of their abuse. Share any forms of proof of abuse you have with your legal team. The Boca Raton death lawyer who represents your family will fight hard to uncover the cause of your loved one’s demise and to prove who should bear the fault and the financial responsibility.
Our team will fight for a financial settlement with the nursing home that meets the value of your compensation claim and allows your family to avoid the additional burden of a lengthy court case. Our goal is to ensure your family gets the financial recovery it deserves and the peace of mind you are entitled to. Contact the client intake team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling (800) 747-3733 to get your compensation claim started today.
Our Team Fights Hard for Your Family’s Financial Recovery
You may be entitled to recover the expenses and losses that stem from the loss of your loved one. If you need guidance and support during your fight for financial recovery, our team is here to provide it. Get attentive, responsive, legal care that always goes the extra mile. Our team members work hard so you can focus on taking care of your family during a difficult time. When you are ready to get the financial recovery your family deserves, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling (800) 747-3733 to find out how hard a Boca Raton death lawyer from our team will fight for your family’s rights.
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