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Nursing Home Wrongful Death or Wrongful Death of a Child

You need to speak with a Brooklyn wrongful death lawyer immediately if your child has died because of another person’s negligence. Similarly, if your elderly parent has passed away due to the carelessness of another person or nursing home, you should seek legal counsel from a NY wrongful death law office to determine your legal options.

Why do you need an attorney for these types of claims?

Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable populations when it comes to the negligence of another person. Even the slightest accident can cause them substantial injury and even death. Wrongful death claims allow the close relatives of a deceased person to sue the responsible party for damages in a civil action. In instances where the deceased is a child or an elderly person, you need experienced legal representation from a NY wrongful death lawyer because of the special circumstances.

New York wrongful death laws state that the compensation for a family of a deceased person is based on the lack of financial contributions that the family would get had the individual not died. Because of this archaic law, you need an NYC wrongful lawyer who can argue the facts and fight to get you maximum compensation in your wrongful death lawsuit.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death for Children and Elderly

Children are susceptible to life-threatening injuries from any number of situations. One common cause of the death of children due to negligence is through birth injuries that were caused by a negligent obstetrician during delivery. Similarly, children are very sensitive to medical errors because of their developing bodies. Even the slightest error in a dosage of medication or type of medication can be fatal to a child. Outside of medical malpractice, children are at risk of death due to negligent supervision of care providers such as daycares, and defective products such as toys, swing sets, or child safety gear like car seats. If you have lost a child, you are undoubtedly experiencing a great deal of grief.

Elderly persons are also at risk of death due to the negligence of a caregiver. Many instances of nursing home abuse have been uncovered, where the elderly patient is ignored even though they are experiencing a medical emergency. Nursing homes and hospitals can also cause fatal illness to elderly patients through errors in diagnosis, care, and medication. If your family member has been killed by malpractice or negligence, don’t let the responsible party push it under the rig simply because your loved one was elderly. Call a Brooklyn nursing home abuse attorney to seek nursing home wrongful death settlements.

If your child or an elderly parent was killed due to another person’s negligence and you would like to know more about New York wrongful death law, call Belushin Law Firm and one of our experienced lawyers will be happy to offer you the solution.

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