ABOUT WRONGFUL DEATH
We consider the term “wrongful death” to be an unfortunate one, as it attempts to include all cases which result in someone’s death into a single category. After more than thirty years of representing families whose loved ones have been taken through another’s fault, Montross Miller understands the magnitude of the loss. Whether it be the loss of a husband, a wife, a father, a mother, a brother or sister, or provider or other relative, no term can adequately convey the extent of the loss. The financial loss can be devastating, but we recognize the non-economic losses are also staggering. It is our responsibility, not only to fully and completely investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the event which caused the death, but also to demonstrate clearly and convincingly to the opposing insurance company and it’s lawyers the full extent of the loss to the survivors. We pride ourselves in doing this, and we do it well. What’s more, the insurance companies know us and they know our track record. They know we negotiate from strength, and if a fair settlement is not offered, they know we will go to court and fight for our clients. We are selective in the cases we handle because of the investment we make of our time and resources in every case we handle.
WRONGFUL DEATH DUE TO MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
There are almost 100,000 wrongful deaths due to medical malpractice in the United States every year. Those deaths can be caused by a variety of preventable medical errors such as giving the wrong medicine, surgical errors, preventable suicide by a psychiatric inpatient or failure to properly diagnose and treat a medical condition. Usually, the family has a feeling that their loved one’s death could have been prevented, but they don’t know where to turn. There are so many unanswered questions. We start by talking to the family and listening to their concerns. The next step is to get copies of the decedent’s medical records and the autopsy report if there is one. We then consult with our attorney-physician and with other medical specialists to determine whether the death was caused by medical negligence. We know that we cannot replace the loss felt by the family of one who has died due to negligent medical care. We can, however, answer their questions and guide them through the process of pursuing a claim for compensation for that loss.
FEATURED WRONGFUL DEATH CASES
Mother of Two Misdiagnosed with Cancer Eventually Deteriorates and Dies
Train-Vehicle Collision Results in the Death of Husband & Father