Suddenly losing a family member can cause anyone immense grief. In cases where the deceased was under the care of medical professionals at the time of death, some individuals may wonder whether the hospital staff did what they could to treat the patient effectively. Unfortunately, some parties may believe that necessary actions were not taken to save their loved one's life.
New Jersey residents may be interested in a wrongful death case that recently began in another state. Reports stated that the person filing the claim is the brother of a man who died while at a hospital. The patient was apparently a fall risk due to suffering from neurological issues as a result of a previous motorcycle accident.
While at the hospital, the patient fell and broke his neck. The brother claims that staff members put the man onto a bed but did not provide any additional treatment to attend to the injury he suffered in the fall. The man died 20 hours after falling. Because the brother believes that the doctors did not render aid, he is pursuing the legal claim likely in hopes of gaining compensation.
Individuals often feel distressed over the possibility of their loved one's death being preventable. Surviving family may wonder whether the person could still be alive if medical staff members had not acted negligently. Unfortunately, these feelings cannot bring their family member back, but taking legal action could help them seek restitution for their losses. Information on medical malpractice claims may allow interested New Jersey residents to determine whether this course of action may suit their needs.
Source: U.S. News & World Report, "Brother of Man Who Died at Hospital Sues for Wrongful Death", May 12, 2017