When Does A Personal Injury Case Become A Wrongful Death Case?

My dad was dropped in a nursing home.  He broke his hip.  He never recovered from it and died two months later.   Do we have a wrongful death case or a personal injury case?

First, no one can tell you if you have a case at all without doing an investigation into the circumstances of the fall.

Second, if you do have a case, it will only be a personal injury case unless a doctor will testify that more likely than not the death was a result of the fall.   To make this determination, a doctor will need to review your father’s medical records.  An autopsy may also be necessary.

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