Obtain the records from the hospital. Pay particular attention to the discharge summary and any physician's orders for treatment, medication, etc in the nursing home. Obtain a copy of the coroner's report regarding the cause of death. Once you have these records,consult with a medical malpractice attorney( ideally an attorney with a proven record of successfully winning cases against facilities that treat the elderly).
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Sorry for your loss. Speak with an attorney. A detailed history and review of the medical records would be required to attempt to answer the question correctly. Good luck.
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Depends on what the records reveal. Request them if you have power of attorney.
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Yes, you have 2 years to file a wrongful death claim.
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You will most likely need to establish a probate case to get the medical records released.
A medical malpractice attorney can examine the records to determine if you have a case.
Cases are not usually accepted unless the facts would indicate a good case.
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