Q: Who in the state of Florida can file a nursing home neglect case for a parent who has passed away
The parent had 4 children from 4 different mothers but all except for one was a minor. And the minor child was receiving social security from the dad and also child support from him as well
If a loved one has passed away due to neglect or abuse in a nursing home, their appointed representative or next of kin may have the right to file a Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit. If the deceased appointed a representative in their will, that person can take legal action on their behalf.
However, if a will does not exist or does not appoint a representative, the court typically recognizes the immediate family members, such as a spouse or children, or other relatives like parents, siblings, cousins, and extended family members, as the rightful parties to file a lawsuit against the nursing home.
It is important to consult with a qualified attorney to determine your legal rights and options.
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