Medical Malpractice Claim

Coping with the loss or injury of a loved one is always difficult. When the loss or injury occurred as a result of negligence or a wrongful act by someone else, the pain can be that much more devastating as well as lead to grievous losses incurred by family members. If your loved one was the victim of a harmful act on behalf of the negligence of someone else that led to his or her death or injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Medical Malpractice?

According to the National Institutes of Health, medical malpractice is defined as “any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury or death to the patient.”

While a healthcare professional is not liable for all harm a patient experiences, they can be legally responsible if the patient experiences harm or injury because the health provider failed to provide the expected or standard quality of care.

What are Examples of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can take many forms. Here are just a few examples of medical malpractice that can lead to a lawsuit:

• Failure to diagnose/ misdiagnosis/delayed diagnoses

• Failure to recognize symptoms

• Misreading or overlooking lab results

• Unnecessary surgery/surgical errors/wrong-site surgery

• Incorrect medication or dosage

• Lack of follow-up or post-op care

• Premature discharge

•  Ignoring or not collecting the appropriate patient history

• Failure to order proper testing

• Birth injuries

Qualifying Claims

Intentional Killings.

Medical Malpractice.

Automobile Accidents.

And More.

Recognized Damages

Loss of the decedent’s wages and benefits.

Medical and other health care expenses .

Funeral service and memorialization costs and expenses.

Compensation for the decedent’s pain and suffering.

Expenses related to the administration of the estate.

Loss of companionship due to the death of the decedent.

& More.

Who Can File a Claim?

Immediate family members of the decedent.

Life partners and financial dependents.

In some states, distant family members of the decedent such as siblings or grandparents may bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

In some states, other people who have suffered financial losses due to the death of decedent despite having no direct relation to the decedent may be able to file a wrongful death claim.

How are Claims Paid Out?

When a wrongful death lawsuit is settled, the at-fault party’s insurers will send a check for the full value of the settlement to your lawyer. Your attorney will then deduct their fees and other legal costs, then they will send a check for the rest to the survivors of the deceased as per the settlement agreement.