Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be different for everyone. The circumstances that led up to the death can play a significant role in how a person processes the incident. When an individual suspects that another party's negligence contributed to their loved one's demise, he or she may feel the need to take legal action to address the situation.
New Jersey residents may be interested in one case currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that the administrator for the estate of a deceased woman claims that the nursing home at which the woman was a resident failed to take her to a hospital for treatment in a timely manner. Apparently, the facility had filed a change of condition form, but the woman's power of attorney was not notified of the change.
After her power of attorney visited her -- which was two days after the form was filed -- the woman was taken to an area hospital. Medical staff reportedly diagnosed her as having had a stroke. She died 10 days later. The man acting as estate administrator has filed a lawsuit against the nursing home in hopes of obtaining compensation for damages.
When negligence contributes to a person's death, it can be hard for surviving family to accept. Understandably, they may feel the need to seek justice -- as this case shows -- and they have the right to do so. New Jersey residents who have lost loved ones due to such circumstances may wish to find out more information on their legal options.
Source: madisonrecord.com, "Wrongful death suit filed against Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab Center", Noddy A. Fernandez, Aug. 22, 2017