The failure to provide proper medical care can have devastating consequences for victims and their families, including death. In an Ohio community south of the Mansfield area, a family recently brought a wrongful death lawsuit following the loss of their loved one due to alleged negligent medical care in a nursing home. The claim asserts that the victim died of septic shock as a result of patient neglect.
According to the lawsuit, the victim developed a massive bedsore as a result of the patient neglect he suffered. A total of three nurses from the nursing home are facing criminal charges related to accusations of patient neglect and failing to timely obtain medical treatment for the victim. Family members commented that they trusted their loved one was being properly cared for. The lawsuit brought by the family asserts medical malpractice, wrongful death and violations of other laws.
The harm that can be suffered by a family because of medical malpractice can be immense. A medical malpractice claim for damages, which may be based on personal injury or wrongful death claims depending on the circumstances, can help victims and family members of victims recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional harm they have suffered. Additionally, and no less importantly, a medical malpractice claim for damages can help hold the negligent party accountable for the harm and injury they have caused.
It is essential for victims of medical malpractice and their families to be familiar with the legal options and protections available to them. These resources are available to ensure that when a medical care provider has been entrusted with the care of a loved one, and has been medically negligent or neglectful, they are held accountable and victims are protected.