The loss of a loved one is a tragic occurrence, especially when the death was unexpected. While some people who have family members in a nursing home know that the person’s passing is imminent, there are others who learn of a sudden death that was due to the actions of the nursing home staff. This brings up many emotions that might not be present in other cases.
One of the most difficult things you’ll have to do in these cases is plan the funeral. Not only is this going to be costly, there’s also the emotional toll that it will take. There are a few points you should remember when you’re going through this process.
Your loved one might have already made the basic plans for their final arrangements. If they didn’t, you’ll have to think about whether they’re going to cremated or buried. You also need to think about the funeral or memorial service, as well as the burial. Working with a funeral director can help you to take care of all this with as little stress on you as possible. But, your work isn’t going to stop once the funeral is planned.
You might decide that you need to seek compensation for your loved one’s death since it was due to the negligence of the nursing facility. This is done through a wrongful death lawsuit. Proving this can be a challenge, but working with someone who’s familiar with these matters is beneficial. Be sure you act quickly, so you don’t miss out on important time limits and so that gathering evidence will still be possible.