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Suing a Hospital for Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult to deal with on it’s own. But it can be even worse if this loss is caused by the negligence of a medical professional. If a doctor or other medical professional’s negligence has caused the death of a loved one, you may be able to sue for Wrongful Death. A doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional can be sued for a Wrongful Death case, including the hospital as a whole. The loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult to deal with on it’s own. But it can be even worse if this loss is caused by the negligence of a medical professional. If a doctor or other medical professional’s negligence has caused the death of a loved one, you may be able to sue for Wrongful Death. A doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional can be sued for a Wrongful Death case, including the hospital as a whole.

Acting Quickly After Death

It may seem disrespectful to start the legal process soon after your loved one’s untimely death; but in most cases, it is important to meet specific deadlines that the state has established for Medical Malpractice suits, known as a “Statute of Limitations.” It is important to first speak with the doctor in charge of procedures that led to the death. This is so that you might be able to get an understanding of what may have gone wrong, and whether or not it could have been avoided. You should then contact your lawyer, as well as the medical Licensing Board that applies to that doctor/hospital.

Recovering from the Damages of Loss

Losing a loved one in such a way is a tragic loss. The hospital or medical professional may have to cover losses including, but not limited to: funeral expenses, medical bills, pain and suffering, and the loss of income from the deceased. However, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases may have a cap for damages; which may limit the level of fund awarded during the suit. Your attorney should be aware of such limits and pursue the legal avenue that best suits your circumstances in order to help you receive more for your loss.

Know Your Rights

It can be difficult to navigate the legal trivialities and confounding roadblocks that are set up to protect the hospitals in the interest of limiting Medical Malpractice suits. You should not attempt to sue for a Wrongful Death without the assistance of an experienced legal team that will fight for you and your family. Do not meet with other parties involved in the accident without a lawyer present. Do not sign anything from another party or from that party’s lawyer without discussing it with your legal counsel first.For over 25 years, D’Agostino & Associates, P.C. has been assisting people in the New York/New Jersey area with injury cases of all shapes and sizes; from medical malpractice to accidents in the workplace. Bite Back with D’Agostino & Associates, P.C.

By | 2017-09-09T11:50:30+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

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