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 seasoned New Orleans 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 Louisiana and the entire U.S., Garcia & Artigliere is here to help if you lost a loved one to elder abuse or neglect. Call (504) 608-4251 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Filing a Wrongful Death Case in Louisiana
In Louisiana, the following parties may be able to file a wrongful death case involving nursing home or elder abuse/negligence:
- The decedent’s spouse or children
- The decedent’s parent/s (if the decedent had no spouse or children)
- The decedent’s sibling/s (if the decedent had no spouse, children, or parents)
The statute of limitations for wrongful death actions in Louisiana is one year. That means you have one year to come forward and file suit after your loved one’s death, or the time that you discovered that his or her death was caused by negligence/abuse.
Filing a wrongful death case can be complex and emotionally challenging. Allow our experienced team to help you understand what to expect and how these proceedings work, so you can make informed decisions moving forward.
Contact our New Orleans offices at (504) 608-4251 today.