Losing a loved one can be heart-breaking under any circumstances, but it may seem even more tragic when an elderly patient dies after receiving allegedly negligent care in a nursing home. Families who expect nursing homes to take good care of their loved one may feel betrayed when that person dies after alleged neglect or abuse. One Louisiana family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the nursing home which was caring for their deceased mother failed to adequately care for the woman.
In Louisiana, and elsewhere, first-time mothers should feel excited about what is to come, not devastated about what has happened. For one mother, devastation is exactly what she may have felt in the wake of the medical error that injured her infant.