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Harrisonburg Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawyers

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According to information gathered by the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), approximately 20% of all deaths in the United States occur in a nursing home. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suspects 20% of those nursing home deaths happen in a fall-related incident. The statistics raise the question about just how safe nursing homes and assisted living centers really are.

If you recently lost a loved one who was living in a nursing home, and you suspect their death should have been preventable, call (540) 318-7360 to connect with Obenshain Law Group in Virginia. Our Harrisonburg nursing home wrongful death attorneys have 39 years of combined legal experience dealing with high-stakes and highly sensitive claims. You can count on us to do what is best for your claim while also providing moral support during this trying time.

For a free initial consultation, contact us at (540) 318-7360today.

What Are Some Causes Of Nursing Home Deaths?

Of course, some deaths in nursing homes will be inevitable due to the natural process of aging. Yet there are many life-threatening complications that an elder can suffer if they are abused or neglected while staying in a nursing home. When a preventable death occurs, the nursing home must be held accountable through all available channels in order to seek justice, prevent future harm, and seek fair compensation for surviving family members.

Causes of deaths in nursing homes related to neglect or abuse include:

  • Illness caused by malnutrition
  • Illness caused by dehydration
  • Complications related to medication errors
  • Complications arising from a failure to recognize a change of condition
  • Inattention to needs of residents arising from inadequate staffing
  • Physical abuse from an orderly or other resident
  • Injuries suffered in a preventable slip and fall accident
  • Isolation causing depression and physical maladies

Advocating for Families After a Nursing Home Loss

If you have lost a loved one due to nursing home neglect or abuse, you may be entitled to seek justice and compensation for their wrongful death. Our experienced Harrisonburg nursing home wrongful death lawyers at Obenshain Law Group are dedicated to holding negligent facilities and staff accountable for their actions.

Some common causes of nursing home deaths due to neglect or abuse include:

  • Medication errors
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Failure to provide adequate medical care
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Neglect of basic needs

Let us support you in seeking justice for your loved one and honor their memory with the respect and accountability they deserve. Contact Obenshain Law Group to schedule a consultation.

How Can I Prove Wrongful Death In A Nursing Home?

Demonstrating wrongful death in a nursing home requires proving that your loved one's death was directly caused by the facility's wrongdoing or negligence. At Obenshain Law Group, our skilled Harrisonburg nursing home wrongful death attorneys can help you navigate this challenging procedure.

How to prove wrongful death due to nursing home abuse:

  • Gather Evidence of Negligence:
    • Collect medical records
    • Obtain incident reports
    • Secure witness statements
    • Document nursing home actions or inactions leading to death
    • Identify common types of negligence (e.g., inadequate staffing, failure to provide necessary medical care, physical abuse)


  • Contact qualified Harrisonburg nursing home wrongful death attorneys:
    • Your initial consultation is free of charge
    • Our attorneys are backed by years of experience
    • We’ll help you understand the legal options that are available to you


  • We’ll Work with Medical Experts:
    • Medical experts can help us establish a direct link between negligence and death
    • We’ll obtain expert testimony on substandard care’s contribution to the fatal outcome


  • We’ll Help Quantify Damages:
    • Assess medical expenses
    • Calculate funeral costs
    • Evaluate emotional distress
    • Ensure comprehensive compensation for your family’s suffering

Through an in-depth examination of the situation and the application of our legal knowledge, we hope to construct a compelling case to hold the guilty parties accountable and obtain the damages you are entitled to. To find out more about how we can support you in seeking justice for your loved one, get in touch with our firm as soon as possible.

Why Choose Obenshain Law Group for Your Nursing Home Wrongful Death Claim?

At Obenshain Law Group, we understand the devastating impact of losing a loved one under these circumstances, and we are committed to providing compassionate and aggressive legal representation to help you seek justice for your family member.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible parties.

Discover your rights and take action with Harrisonburg's Leading Wrongful Death Lawyers. Contact Obenshain Law Group at (540) 318-7360 for immediate assistance.

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