I am very sorry for your loss.
If the nurses failed to comply with the standard of care and your brother suffered an injury as a result thereof, there is certainly a case.
At this stage you need to get a copy of the nursing home chart and have a nursing home attorney review it.
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Sorry to hear about this. I suggest that you get ahold of Steve Levin in Chicago. He is a very good lawyer who handles this type of case. You will need to get all of the medical records from the facility as well as prior medical records. From the brief facts mentioned here it looks like you have something to go on.
You and your mother should consult with an attorney that focuses his practice on nursing home abuse and neglect immediately. That attorney will provide direction to you and evaluate the case. Most attorneys that handle these types of cases offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee (they receive a percentage of the recovery).
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Nursing home neglect is rampant. I have personally seen many cases where the facilities put profit ahead of care. Consequently, the facilities are often not staffed adequately. You have surmised that in order for your brother to have died, he would have had to be left alone for 5 or 6 hours. This is NOT acceptable.
Please contact an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases.
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I am sorry to hear for your loss. Many nursing home abuse attorneys will handle your claim on a contingency fee basis as well as offer a free legal consultation to go over your legal rights.
For a wrongful death claim, it is always important to have an autopsy performed.
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