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Negligence in nursing home leads to wrongful death in California

There are many different reasons for a person to reside in a nursing home. Whether it is their choice or medical conditions force them to, residents of California nursing homes expect a certain quality of care. Staff in a nursing home should be aware of a resident's medical conditions, if there are any. Failure to monitor a person's condition can lead to serious injury or even wrongful death.

A recent death in a California nursing home is one example of such negligence. A man who had been paralyzed for 11 years was being treated with blood thinners when he started yelling for staff to help him. There was an excessive amount of blood on his sheets and on the floor. He was rushed to the hospital, but he died later that day.

Failure to provide the proper attention to a person's medical condition can have devastating consequences. Many residents of nursing homes require special attention, and failure to provide this can result in long-term health problems and, in some cases, loss of life. In the event that such as establishment is found to be negligent, they may be held accountable.

It can be extremely hard to accept the loss of a loved one. This can be especially true if the loss is due to negligent treatment by a facility. If a nursing home fails to provide the proper treatment of a resident, resulting in loss of life, a claim may be filed against the establishment by the family of the victim. In California, many families in this situation find it beneficial to speak with an attorney for advice on how to proceed with a wrongful death claim.

Source: sacbee.com, "???All they got was a slap on the hand.??? Is California low-balling penalties in nursing home death investigations?", Marjie Lundstrom, Jan. 9, 2017

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