It was a difficult decision for you and your family to deciding which nursing home would provide your family member the best possible care. Because of health conditions and schedule restraints, you believed your family member would have the best life possible while in a nursing home. With a 24-hour staff, you thought she would always be cared for.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case. You suspected the staff wasn’t fulfilling her needs and before you were able to do anything about it, she passed away. Although you are heartbroken, you also want answers.

You May Be Able to Sue

In Georgia wrongful death lawsuits, only certain individuals are able to sue the facility and its staff for negligence. These persons are called “real parties in interest.” Typically, such people include:

  • Life partners, putative spouses, and financial dependents. People who were financially dependent on your loved one may be able to seek damages related to her death. Additionally, life partners, and putative spouses, or those who believed they were married to the deceased, may also be able to sue.
  • Immediate family. Immediate family members are usually able to seek compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one. These family members are typically children of the deceased, spouses, and unmarried children of the person who died.
  • Distant family members. Brothers, sisters, and grandparents may be able to sue for nursing home wrongful death if no closer relatives are available.

We Represent Families in Wrongful Death Cases Throughout GA & SC

Attorney Christopher J. Hudson fights for justice in wrongful death cases in the Georgia and South Carolina area and may be able to help you seek compensation for the loss of your loved one.

Contact us today through our website or by giving us a call to learn about what we have done for others in your situation and what we may be able to do for you.

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Local Augusta lawyer specializing in mass tort workers' comp, car accident and personal injury claims.

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