Urbandale, IA asked in Nursing Home Abuse for Iowa

Q: My Mom was released from a nursing home and then she passed away -- I wasn't notified. Do I have a case?

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Harley C. Erbe
Harley C. Erbe
  • Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: It's not clear from your question what you think you should've been notified of. That your mom was released from the nursing home? That she died? I'm quite sure that the nursing home would have had no obligation to notify you of your mother's death and, even if it did, that your damages for such a claim would be very limited. As to whether you should've been notified that your mother was being released, the nursing home's liability would depend upon the specific facts of the situation. You'd need to speak with a nursing home lawyer about that.

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