Families seek professional care for elderly loved ones when they cannot provide a safe environment with an appropriate level of supervision and treatment. Unfortunately, acts of negligence, misconduct, or abuse can have the opposite effect, leading to the wrongful death of the elderly patient that the facility or caregiver was meant to protect.
If you lost a loved one at a nursing home or assisted living facility, it will be important to determine whether any type of intentional or accidental wrongdoing was involved. Garcia & Artigliere investigates and litigates wrongful death actions for families in Long Beach and across California, utilizing over 100 years of collective legal experience to uncover and punish illegal conduct and acts of negligence.
Our Long Beach wrongful death lawyers take on cases involving:
- Untreated bedsores (pressure ulcers)
- Physical abuse
- Suicide linked to emotional or physical abuse
- Deadly infections in nursing homes
- Failures to provide timely medical care
- Fatal falls at nursing homes and assisted living facilities
- Fecal impaction
- Dehydration and malnutrition
To find out whether you have a case, call (562) 608-1425. Your consultation is free and confidential, and if we take on your claim, you pay no upfront costs and no fees unless we win.
California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60: Wrongful Death Actions
California Code of Civil Procedure § 377.60 allows surviving spouses, children, and certain other family members to take legal action and recover damages if a loved one has died due to another’s wrongful act. This includes acts of negligence, abuse, and misconduct at nursing homes or by elder caregivers.
Damages for such an action may include, but are not limited to:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income/earnings
- Loss of companionship and support
- Loss of consortium
- Losses suffered by the victim as a result of the wrongful act
- Punitive damages, in some cases
Contact our experienced Long Beach wrongful death attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere at (562) 608-1425 to discuss your case and options. Se habla español.