In some instances, elder abuse or neglect can be so severe that a victim loses his or her life. This may give surviving family members cause to file a wrongful death action against the at-fault party. This type of civil lawsuit can hold the at-fault party or parties accountable for medical bills, funeral costs, emotional trauma, and more.
While there is no amount of financial compensation that could possibly make up for the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one, a successful wrongful death action can have key benefits for you and your family. It can help you build a more stable financial future, and it can bring peace of mind in knowing that justice has been served. By working with the Los Angeles elder wrongful death lawyers at Garcia & Artigliere, you can rest assured that your case is in competent hands. We will handle everything while you focus on healing and honoring your loved one’s memory.
Serving all of California and the entire U.S., Garcia & Artigliere is here to help if you lost a loved one to elder abuse or neglect. Call (800) 328-2630 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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 Los Angeles elder wrongful death attorneys at Garcia & Artigliere at (800) 328-2630 to discuss your case and options. Se habla español.