Death is an unfortunate specter in nursing homes around the country. According to published figures, anywhere from 1/5th to 1/4th of all deaths in the US occur in elder care facilities. If you believe a beloved relative or close friend died as direct or indirect consequence of nursing neglect or abuse, the Chicago wrongful death attorneys here at Steven J. Malman & Associates can provide much needed guidance.
Identifying the precise cause of death can be difficult, particularly in the absence of an autopsy. Often, sickly elderly patients present with numerous conditions simultaneously. Thus, determining if or whether neglect caused or contributed to any medical problems can be difficult without precision investigation.
Common Causes of Nursing Home Death
According to one study that surveyed mortality rates in Philadelphia nursing homes, common causes of death in nursing homes include dementia/Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke, pulmonary problems, and problems resulting from cancer/malignancies. Even if the cause of death could not be directly attributable to human negligence - Alzheimer's disease, for instance - bad treatment, improper dispensation of medications, and abuse and humiliation might have exacerbated underlying physical problems and weakened the patient's ability to survive.
To craft a solid strategy for a nursing home wrongful death case, however, you most likely need the assistance of a qualified and results-proven personal injury attorney in Chicago. Look to the firm of Steven J. Malman & Associates, PC, for strategic, comprehensive, and compassionate representation. Our attorneys have fought hard for victims of injuries and wrongful deaths for over 15 years. We provide an array of tools and resources to help victims achieve justice without having to compromise principles or pay out of pocket for good legal help.
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