Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawyers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
If your loved one recently passed away in a nursing home and you believe nursing home neglect or abuse may have played a role, Miller, Hampton, & Hilgendorf is a nursing home wrongful death law firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that may be able to assist you. In this era of Covid-19, social distancing, and global pandemic, many families are concerned about whether their loved ones are receiving adequate care from their nursing homes. Are nursing homes taking proper precautions to prevent the spread of disease? Are nursing home staff adequately equipped and protected to care for patients? Are quarantine and isolation procedures living up to a proper standard of care or are patients being neglected? It can be stressful enough to have a sick or elderly loved one who needs around the clock care. It can be even more challenging to have a loved one who may be at risk of suffering severe complications or death from Covid-19. And it can be devastating to learn that a loved one contracted Covid-19 while in a nursing home. What plans does your loved one’s nursing home have in place to protect residents, prevent outbreaks, and to treat sick residents? Now is the time to ask.
However, if your loved one’s nursing home had a Covid-19 outbreak or is in the midst of an outbreak, now might be a very stressful time for your family. Because of the risks to nursing home residents, in recent weeks, families may not have been able to visit their loved ones in the nursing home and may not have been able to have face-to-face contact with staff. Other families have received the tragic news that their loved one had fallen sick with the coronavirus or learned that their loved one passed away from Covid-19. Because of strict guidelines regarding social distancing, limited visitation in nursing homes, and because of the sheer risk that the coronavirus pandemic poses to the elderly, many families are understandably concerned about the safety of their loved ones who reside in nursing homes.
If you have recently lost a loved one who was living in a nursing home, please accept our deepest condolences. The nursing home wrongful death lawyers at Miller, Hampton, & Hilgendorf in Baton Rouge, Louisiana understand how devastating it can be to lose a family member. If your loved one passed away from Covid-19 in a nursing home, you may have many questions. Some nursing homes have faced lawsuits for failing to take steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among residents, and others have faced lawsuits for failing to offer adequate care to residents, and also for failing to inform family of the risks. If you have questions about the steps your loved one’s nursing home may or may not have taken, reach out to Miller, Hampton, and Hilgendorf today. Our nursing home wrongful death law firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is here to help you understand your options and help you take the next steps.
Nursing Home Wrongful Death and Covid-19 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
It is expected that some nursing homes across the nation may soon face lawsuits for outbreaks of the coronavirus that took place in their facilities. Nursing homes are facing lawsuits for failing to provide adequate care to elderly and disabled residents during the Covid-19 pandemic, for failing to properly monitor patients when in isolation, and for failing to warn families properly about the risks that their loved ones faced in the nursing home setting. Staff at some nursing homes have also claimed that nursing homes were not equipped to care for sick patients, with staff not having access to proper protective equipment and with no proper procedures in place to prevent the ongoing spread of the coronavirus among residents.
If you believe that a nursing home’s negligence resulted in your loved one’s death or if you believe that your loved one didn’t receive a standard of care while at a nursing home and this led to his or her death, you may have the right to pursue a lawsuit for nursing home wrongful death. The nursing home wrongful death lawyers at Miller, Hampton, & Hilgendorf in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are here to help you.
What Situations Can Lead to Nursing Home Wrongful Death?
When nursing homes are understaffed, when they don’t have the proper equipment or facilities to care for patients, or when nursing homes neglect basic standards of hygiene, residents can become very sick and even die. If you believe that staffing issues, failures of equipment and facilities, neglect, or other issues in your loved one’s nursing home resulted in your loved one’s death, you may have the right to pursue a nursing home wrongful death claim in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Miller, Hampton, & Hilgendorf is a nursing home wrongful death law firm that can take the time to review your family’s case, get to the bottom of what went wrong at the nursing home, and who may be able to help you seek damages for your losses.