When a parent dies while in residence in a Wyoming nursing home, adult children may grow quite concerned if such deaths occurred unexpectedly or in circumstances that raise suspicion regarding quality of care. A man in another state is currently grieving the loss of his father. His grief is no doubt intensified by the fact that he believes nursing home negligence caused his father's death.
The man has sued for nursing home negligence and wrongful death, requesting a trial by jury. His claim states that his father passed away approximately two months after moving into the nursing home, which is located in another state. He fell several times while in residence, and also suffered an airway obstruction that resulted in brain damage.
Nursing home administrators and staff members in all states are obligated to provide safe environments for their residents. Sadly, substandard care often leads to serious patient injuries or, as has been alleged in this particular case, even death. In such cases, plaintiffs must be able to show proof that supports their claims, and they typically rely upon evidence of negligence that either caused or materially contributed to the patient's injuries.
An experienced Wyoming attorney can help investigate nursing home negligence issues. As an advocate, an attorney can also guide an adult child through the litigation process to seek justice on behalf of a deceased parent. Anyone wishing to discuss a specific matter may request a meeting with someone well-versed in elder law who can help determine the best course of action.