Nursing Home Wrongful Death

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In the wake of tragedy, action is not merely a choice but a necessity. If you have lost a loved one due to nursing home negligence or abuse, take the first step towards justice and closure today. Contact the Savannah nursing home wrongful death lawyers at Suthers & Harper. We are dedicated to fighting tirelessly on your family’s behalf.

At Suthers & Harper, our Georgia nursing home wrongful death attorneys believe in empowering our clients with knowledge and support, ensuring you can make informed decisions at every step. Our mission is not just to seek compensation for your family but to honor the memory of your loved ones by holding those responsible for their death accountable. Your loved one’s memory deserves to be honored with dignity and justice. Take action now to ensure their legacy is one of accountability and change. Reach out to the nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Suthers & Harper at 800.320.2384 and let us help you in your pursuit of closure and healing.

Causes of Wrongful Death in Savannah Nursing Homes

Nursing home wrongful deaths are tragic outcomes that often stem from neglect as well as other systemic issues. Several factors contribute to these preventable nursing home deaths.


A critical factor leading to neglect and inadequate supervision of residents. Research by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) indicates that understaffing correlates with higher rates of resident mortality due to neglect-related causes.

Poor Training

Insufficiently trained staff members may not recognize or respond appropriately to medical emergencies or changes in residents’ conditions, resulting in preventable deaths.

Medication Errors

Medication errors, including incorrect dosages or failure to administer necessary drugs, can have fatal consequences.

Negligent Supervision

Inadequate supervision allows for accidents such as falls, choking incidents, or wandering off unsupervised, all of which can lead to fatal injuries.

Lack of Maintenance

Unsafe physical environments, including malfunctioning medical equipment or poorly maintained facilities, pose serious hazards to residents’ well-being.

Nursing Home Liability in a Wrongful Death Case

Nursing homes in Savannah can be held liable for wrongful death under several legal principles and statutes. These liabilities stem from the duty of care owed to residents and the responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment.


Nursing homes have a duty to exercise reasonable care in providing for the safety and well-being of their residents. Failure to meet this duty, such as through inadequate staffing, improper medical treatment, or neglect of residents’ needs, can constitute negligence. If negligence leads to a resident’s death, the nursing home may be held liable.

Violation of Regulations

Georgia nursing homes are subject to state and federal regulations governing their operation and the standard of care they must provide. Violations of these regulations, such as failure to maintain a safe environment, can result in liability for wrongful death if such violations directly contribute to a resident’s demise.

Medical Malpractice

Nursing homes are responsible for providing appropriate medical care to their residents. If a resident dies due to medical errors, such as medication mistakes, misdiagnosis, or inadequate treatment, the nursing home and its staff may be held liable for medical malpractice.

Abuse and Neglect

Acts of abuse or neglect by nursing home staff, including physical, emotional, or financial abuse, can lead to severe harm or death. If it can be proven that such abuse or neglect directly caused or contributed to a resident’s death, the nursing home may be held liable for wrongful death.

In Georgia, the surviving family members of the deceased may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home to seek compensation for damages, including medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of companionship. These cases not only aim to hold Savannah nursing homes accountable for their actions but also serve to prevent future negligence or abuse.

Have You Lost a Loved One Due to a Nursing Home’s Negligence?

Losing a loved one is always an exceptionally challenging time. However, when a family member’s death was entirely preventable, it only adds frustration to your grief. At the Savannah nursing home wrongful death law firm of Suthers & Harper, our dedicated lawyers care deeply about each of the families we serve and will do everything possible to provide you with the justice you deserve. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call 800.320.2384. You can also reach us through our secure online contact form.

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