Assisted Living Wrongful Death Attorneys Demanding Accountability
Our Pittsburgh law firm can help you seek justice for your loved one
Navigating the death of a loved one in an assisted living facility in Western Pennsylvania is an incredibly challenging journey. The pain you endure can be unbearable. The grieving process becomes even more difficult when that loss results from someone else's negligent actions. A wrongful death is the ultimate loss that no one deserves.
Losing a family member due to such circumstances can leave you feeling helpless. The aftermath is often filled with questions about how to move forward. During this time, you can seek help from an experienced wrongful death lawyer who knows how to hold negligent personal care facilities accountable. The team at Hal Waldman & Associates in Pittsburgh is here to offer support, allowing you the space to mourn while we advocate for justice.
Causes of wrongful death in personal care facilities
Wrongful death in a personal care (assisted living) facility occurs when someone dies because of preventable actions or neglect within the facility. This can happen due to various reasons, including:
- Accidents: Such as falls that result in fatal injuries.
- Medical errors: Mistakes in providing proper medical care or giving the wrong medication.
- Lack of care: Not receiving the necessary medical attention or care.
- Neglect: When residents' basic needs are not met, leading to health deterioration.
- Mistreatment: Physical abuse or mistreatment that causes harm.
- Lack of supervision: Leaving residents without proper care and supervision.
What is an assisted living wrongful death lawsuit?
Filing an assisted living wrongful death lawsuit allows families to seek justice and compensation when a loved one's life has been tragically cut short due to abuse or neglect. This legal action aims to hold the parties accountable for their actions and provide financial support for the surviving family members who have suffered.
In Pennsylvania, certain eligible individuals can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Typically, the lawsuit must be filed by the personal representative (executor) of the estate. If the personal representative does not file the claim within six months of the date of death, then any beneficiary (such as a surviving spouse, child, or grandchild) can file the claim.
It's important to understand that there is a deadline, or statute of limitations, for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Generally, the lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of the person's passing. Consulting with an experienced attorney can help to ensure you meet the deadlines and navigate the legal process smoothly.
What damages can you be compensated for in an assisted living wrongful death case?
Our wrongful death lawyers work personally with families struggling through the wrongful death of a loved one. We take great care to protect our clients against these tactics and seek full compensation for damages, including:
- Related medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Projected future income
- Lost 401K and retirement benefits
- Loss of companionship
- Emotional distress
Compassionate and supportive assisted living wrongful death attorneys
Dealing with an assisted living wrongful death requires strength and advocacy. In your darkest hour, we can help you back up. At Hal Waldman & Associates, we understand the pain and injustice that can result from such a loss.
Contact us for a free consultation if you've lost a family member due to negligence or abuse in an assisted living facility. Our assisted living wrongful death attorneys will pursue the justice and accountability you deserve.