The Right Thing To Do in the Case of Wrongful Death

Accidents and mistakes happen, but that doesn’t mean you should pay or suffer any more for the wrongful death of a loved one. Knowing that there is no way to bring back a loved one, fighting for the justice of their legacy can give you a piece of mind.

Even in hospitals, which are supposed to be centers of healing, mistakes can happen. Administering proper drug dosages is a dangerous game that can end fatally. Nursing homes, similarly to hospitals, are places of medical help and attention. As the elderly live in nursing homes, death is imminent, however, if it seems likely that that death came too soon, there is something you can do about it.

In the article from Cleveland.com, it clearly shows how the nurse neglected to read the label on the bottle before administering the medication, thus neglecting to dilute the oral medication, oxycodone pain reliever, before giving it to Lawrence.Knowing the nursing home was at fault, they are offering a $37,000 settlement to the family, which is being discussed in court currently, and in hearing set for Oct. 2.

Lawrence had 21 grandkids and 10 great-grandkids, and by the mistake of a nurse, her life was taken from her family too soon. Having her own interior design business, raising a family, and living a good life, she developed Alzheimer’s disease, and later her condition worsened with the addition of pneumonia. Her pneumonia was being treated with antibiotics and oxycodone to relieve the pain, however, just hours after the last of five dosages of 100 mg, she passed away.

Her grieving family should not have to worry about the legal implications of this case while suffering from the loss of their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As Williams Khekher puts it, “taking prompt legal action against the party responsible may be the only way to protect your family, obtain justice for your deceased loved one, and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.”

There are many reasons why you should file a law suit after your loved one has experienced a wrongful death. The first being justice. We know that nothing can bring them back, but that doesn’t mean that no one should pay for what they did, literally. The second reason is that often, the wrongful death occurs on someone who provides for their family, and this compensation can help the family stay afloat. The third reason for taking legal action is so that the company truly feels the repercussions of their mistake, and hopefully prevent this mistake from happening to someone else. Sometimes legal action is the only measure to take to ensure the company has truly learned their lessons.

Just like any other law suit, it is important to seek legal action quickly. Hiring a lawyer can help you deal with the legal jargon, while you focus on the healing process of losing a loved one. Death is not something that can be taken back, but hopefully, a lesson can be learned, and compensation can be rewarded.


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