Our Michigan nursing home lawyers handle wrongful death lawsuits for family members who have lost a loved one in a nursing home due to neglect or abuse. These lawsuits are filed against the nursing home facility when negligence caused the premature and untimely death of the resident. We have obtained substantial settlements in these cases.
This type of lawsuit is brought under the Michigan wrongful death statute. Wrongful death lawsuits seek compensation for the family members and aim to prevent such a tragedy from happening to another resident. Typically, the family will select a Personal Representative to bring the lawsuit on behalf of all family members. Other family members still participate in the case and work together to assist the attorney in proving the case.
When the wrongful death lawsuit settles, the judge who determines how much each family member will receive from the settlement. The judge tries to make sure that everyone receives a fair share. No settlement money can be distributed to anyone until a court order is entered by the judge specifying the payment to each family member.
Types of Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death lawsuits for nursing home deaths arise from a number of different types of abuse and neglect. These include:
- Bedsores and pressure sores
- Nursing home infections, including sepsis
- Medication mistakes & error
- Doctor's errors and medical malpractice
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Falls from beds, chairs, and toilets
- Choking and asphyxiation
- Strangulation and bed rail entanglement
- Wandering away from the nursing home
- Burn injuries and scalding burn injuries
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Nursing Home & Wrongful Death Lawsuits
There are strict time limitations for filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit and Michigan wrongful death lawsuits. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact our nursing home neglect lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately, reviewing your entire medical chart to gather evidence necessary to prove and win your case.
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Our No Fee Promise for Michigan Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuits
We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home wrongful death case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit Lawyer
If your family member died from nursing home neglect and abuse, you should call our experienced nursing home attorneys now at (800) 606-1717 or submit the Get Help Now form on this page and a lawyer will call you shortly.