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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

The wrongful death of an elderly person due to neglect or abuse in a care setting is a tragic event that demands justice. At P&P Law Firm, we understand the emotional and legal complexities involved in these cases and are dedicated to helping families achieve closure and accountability for the untimely loss of their loved ones.

Wrongful death in elder care can occur when negligence, abuse, or a failure to meet the standard of care leads to the death of an elderly person. These cases are profoundly distressing for families and highlight serious failings in care facilities’ duty to protect their residents.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Elder Care

  • Neglect: Failure to provide necessary care, leading to conditions like severe dehydration, malnutrition, or untreated health issues.
  • Medical malpractice: Errors in medication administration, inadequate medical treatment, or misdiagnosis.
  • Abuse: Physical or emotional abuse that exacerbates health conditions leading to death.
  • Falls: Injuries from falls that are not properly treated or prevented.
  • Infections: Especially those that could have been prevented with proper care.

The Impact of Wrongful Death on Families

Families affected by wrongful death may experience:

  • Emotional trauma from the sudden and preventable loss of a loved one.
  • Financial strain due to medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of companionship.
  • Legal challenges in proving negligence and holding responsible parties accountable.

Legal Rights and Remedies

Families have the right to seek justice through legal channels when a wrongful death occurs. This can include compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of companionship, and punitive damages aimed at preventing future negligence.

How P&P Law Firm Can Help

  • Thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the death.
  • Gather evidence supporting negligence or abuse.
  • File lawsuits against responsible parties and facilities.
  • Negotiate settlements to secure fair compensation.
  • Provide compassionate legal support during difficult times.
  • Advocate for elder rights and safety improvements.
  • Ensure accountability and prevent future incidents.


Our expertise and dedication to elder rights make P&P Law Firm a trusted ally in the fight against elder abuse and infections.

If you suspect that your loved one suffered a wrongful death as a result of elder abuse, do not hesitate to reach out to Perlmutter & Pourshalimi to conduct an investigation on your behalf.

Common Elder Abuse Wrongful Death Statistics

Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What constitutes a wrongful death claim in elder care?

  • Any death resulting from negligent care or intentional harm within a caregiving setting.


How can P&P Law Firm establish liability in these cases?

  • By demonstrating how the care facility’s actions or inactions breached their duty of care, leading to death.


What types of damages are recoverable in wrongful death cases?

  • Economic damages for financial losses, non-economic damages for emotional distress, and punitive damages.


How long do I have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?

  • Deadlines vary by state, but it is crucial to begin the legal process as soon as possible.


What should I do if I suspect wrongful death?

How to Get Help

If your family has suffered from the wrongful death of a loved one in an elder care setting, P&P Law Firm is here to help. Contact us at 310-295-2236 for a free consultation to explore your legal options and ensure your family receives the justice they deserve.

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