Wrongful Death In Rehab Centers

At Schimmel & Parks, APLC, we understand that people struggling with drug or alcohol addictions need medical assistance to help them reestablish healthy and comfortable lifestyles. As such, when your loved one enters a facility to receive treatment, he or she should get the attention and health care they need to overcome their temporary disability.

Unfortunately, when facility staff members and medical professionals neglect, mistreat or abuse patients seeking recovery, the outcomes can be fatal. Indeed, wrongful deaths at rehabilitation facilities are unexpectedly common. That's why our firm is dedicated to helping surviving family members of wrongful death victims. While our attorneys cannot undo tragic events, we can hold the responsible institutions to account and assist family members in their pursuit of justice.

Causes Of Fatality Rehabilitation Facilities

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, their staff members and the health care professionals employed in these facilities are responsible for maintaining safe conditions for their patients. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring each patient receives the care and attention they need. When patients are not provided with adequate safety conditions or are abused by staff members, they can suffer fatal harm.

Below is a list of common causes of death in rehabilitation centers:

  • Physical harm such as beatings
  • Neglect which leads to malnourishment
  • Neglect which leads to untreated illnesses
  • Medication errors
  • Poor treatment by staff members and medical professionals
  • Unwillingness to contact medical support outside of facility when necessary

Our legal team takes these types of cases very seriously. If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one in such a situation, we can help you pursue compensation for funeral costs, loss of companionship, emotional distress and related concerns.

Because these types of matters are unique, they must be handled on a case-by-case basis. To retain experienced legal representation, contact our Southern California wrongful death attorneys. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve positive outcomes in every case.

You can call us at 818-922-8544 or contact us online. We're always ready to help.