Concern about nursing negligence can cause feelings of guilt

On Behalf of | Jun 5, 2018 | Nursing Negligence |

Making the decision to have a loved one admitted to a nursing home in Oregon can be a decision fraught with guilt and doubt.  It is not a decision that is made lightly. When such a decision ultimately results in the death of the loved one due to possible nursing negligence on the part of the nursing home entrusted with the loved one’s care, guilt and doubt may join feelings of anger and the desire for answers.

This is the situation in a recent case involving an elderly woman who was admitted to a nursing home in another state. Her daughter believes the nursing home is responsible for her mother’s death a few months after being admitted to the home. When the woman passed away, she was suffering from bedsores, sepsis and pneumonia.

The lawsuit being brought against the nursing home cited inadequacies on the part of the facility. These included having inadequately trained staff and failure to monitor and treat patients. The daughter is seeking a jury trial.

The death of a loved one is never easy to bear. When such a death occurs in Oregon due to possible nursing negligence on the part of another person or organization, the survivors of the deceased may want to find answers as to why such an event happened to their loved one. People in such a situation may benefit from having a confidential consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer may be able to guide them in determining if there is a viable claim and what legal paths are available to them. A successfully litigated claim may yield compensation for medical costs, final costs and pain and suffering.