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Wrongful death claim filed against nursing home

When medical providers in West Virginia are neglectful, an individual may end up losing his or her life. One woman in another state said multiple health care providers were careless with her mother and that this led to her mom's death. She has therefore filed a lawsuit against the medical providers, alleging wrongful death.

The plaintiff said her mother suffered multiple health problems while under the care of three different medical centers, including two rehabilitation centers and a hospital. For instance, she suffered from serious dehydration and an infection of the urinary tract. She also had acute kidney failure as well as a wound to the head from falling.

The woman additionally suffered many deep-tissue pressure ulcers. The plaintiff said the medical facilities provided the woman with negligent care and eventually caused her death. She is seeking over $50,000 injuries for damages, injuries and losses as part of her nursing home neglect lawsuit.

Nursing and rehabilitation facilities serve individuals who suffer from physical or mental ailments and thus are especially vulnerable to harm. This is why neglect by nursing staff is such a serious matter. If a loved one ends up dying as a result of medical staff's carelessness on the job, the surviving family members of that individual have the right to choose to file a civil claim. Claims for financial damages in this type of wrongful death case will be decided by the court only if liability is appropriately established in West Virginia. Financial restitution may help to cover funeral costs and other losses tied to the documented incident of neglect.

Source: cookcountyrecord.com, "Daughter sues Chicago nursing home in mother's death", Robert Hadley, Nov. 6, 2015

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