Jacksonville, FL asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Louisiana

Q: My mother went to a hospital Nov 13 2021. She had COVID-19. She died Dec 7 2021. I believe she starved to death.

I visited every day and not once ever saw a plate in her room. My sister in law was visiting one day, lunch was being delivered to my mom's room, the nurse stopped the delivery lady and stated "don't bring that in there. She don't eat." Radiology was supposed to do a feeding tube. Everyday For a week, we tried to get them to come

but they claim to "never had room on their schedule". Also on a video call, mom said "they don't bring me nothing to eat, if y'all don't bring me anything I don't eat". We recorded the call because we had not heard her voice since she went in. The call was 3 days before she died. What can we do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. One option is to reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult, which is a standard courtesy with these types of cases. If a law firm felt that you have the basis for a viable case, they could request medical records to review more closely. If nothing else, you'll learn the timetables you must act within to preserve your legal rights. Good luck

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