Legal Question in Elder Law in Florida

4 years ago my sister took my mother home to live with her. My sister put my 72 year old slightly forgetful mother on a bicycle in spite of my warnings. Mom fell and broke her hip. When she woke up from the operation, mom was never the same. She was angry, combative and forgot everything before 1990 (including our deceased dad). When mom came out of the hospital my sister wanted to put mom in a home. Instead I took mom in with me for a year before she went to a home. It was terrible. Mom died 2.14.13. Can my sister be sued for putting my mother on the bike that caused her early demise? Mom was fine before and my sister was warned.

Asked on 10/14/13, 11:35 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

R. Jason de Groot R. Jason de Groot, P.A.

There were many things that happened between the act you complain of and your mother's death. Surely, an even slightly creative attorney can find a superceding, intervening cause of death, such as for instance what is said on the death certificate.

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Answered on 10/15/13, 12:36 pm

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