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.